Fall 2019 - EDUC 322 D100
The Social Lives of School Children (3)
Class Number: 10698
Delivery Method: In Person
An overview of theory, research and practice concerning social emotional development and social interactions and relationships in the school context. Emphasis on the role of peer relationships in development and the role of the school in supporting positive interactions.
This course focuses on providing students with an overview of theory, research, and practice related to children’s social interactions and relationships in the school context. We will cover key issues including bullying, friendships, temperament, and teacher-student relationships. Students will critique social-emotional programs designed to foster children’s social-emotional awareness, as well as reflect on children’s media (apps, books, films) through a developmental lens. Students will consider the role of the school and the role of teachers in supporting positive interactions.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
- Be familiar with the main concepts and ideas that comprise a number of theories related to social and emotional development.
- Be familiar with key research findings stemming from these theoretical orientations.
- Be familiar with school-based efforts aimed at supporting social and emotional development.
- Be able to critically evaluate these efforts in light of theory and research evidence.
- Class attendance and participation 10%
- Reading response 20%
- In-class exams 40%
- Final project 30%
No required texts.
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