Understanding and Teaching Children

Unit Code: 102077

Contact hours: 10 hours per week

Unit Description

This unit is designed to help prospective teachers develop the dispositions and critical skills to create learning communities that are academically challenging, developmentally responsive, socially equitable and promote social and emotional wellbeing.

You will explore the interaction between biology and environment, and how that plays out in child development within an education context, and by turn influences teaching strategies.

More specifically, this unit examines a body of classic – as well as current – theories, research and practice relating to the cognitive, physiological, and social/affective needs of children and focuses on the relevance of these for classroom practice.

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