Aug 06, 2020  
2015-2016 Shepherd University Catalog 
    
2015-2016 Shepherd University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EDUC 362 - Observing, Documenting, and Assessing Young Children’s Development

(3cr) The focus of EDUC 362 is for students to develop an understanding of how documentation based on close observation of children’s learning processes helps to making learning noticeable and shape the learning that occurs in young children.  Students will learn why assessment of young children’s strengths, progress, and significant concerns that require focused intervention requires assessment strategies that are developmentally appropriate, culturally and linguistically responsive, connected to children’s daily activities and inclusive of families. Students will evaluate the impact of the children’s activities and teacher strategies and create change in early childhood programs. The important of continued professional development and continued accountability will also be emphasized. This course is part of the Shepherd University teacher education program which is founded on the philosophy and theme of “Teacher as Reflective Problem Solver.” The course is also based on the principles and standards of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the West Virginia Professional Teaching Standards, the Council for Exceptional Children Initial Preparation Standards and the National Education Technology Standards for Teachers. Students must have access to children, preferably in a classroom setting. Prerequisites: Admission to teacher education program.



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