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Today's Classroom: Foundations of and Current Trends in Education
>To introduce course participants to American education, from its history and the governmental policies that has guided it, down to the actual workings within today’s classroom.
>To identify the leaders affecting public education, including those considered innovators.
>To discuss the development of a child, including the theories of Piaget, Vygotsky, Erikson and Kohlberg. To identify and address individual differences in learning and diversity in the classroom.
>To discuss the scientific approach to learning, including the behavioral, cognitive and constructivist theories.
>To identify the factors that influence motivation.
>To identify methods to create an environment that promotes better learning.
>To discuss traditional versus alternative methods of assessment.
Run Time & Credit Availability: This course requires 30 hours. Continuing education units (CEUs) are available.
- Length: 105Day