2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

EDCI 62107 Ecology and Developmental Foundations of Education

Beginning education students are introduced to the systemic relationships in which they develop as social and cultural beings. Through intentionally designed field experiences, students are oriented to the field of education and guided to examine the direct and indirect influences that impact teaching and learning. These influences include but are not limited to immediate family, interactions between school, home and community, federal and regional mandates and laws, as well as cultural and generational beliefs. Through intentionally designed field work and guided discussion, students will learn to interpret their observations and ‘noticings’ from the lens of developmental and learning theories. The course includes 10 hours of field experiences. Co-requisite: EDCI 62113.