2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

EDCI 62112 Developmental Foundations

This field experience-based course introduces students to methods of observation and noticing of developmental constructs in educational settings. 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. Emphasis is placed on facilitating professional growth by acknowledging and reinforcing the importance of developmental foundations in educational goal-setting, developing an awareness of bias and assumptions in interpreting data, and the need to engage in culturally responsive practice. This course requires 10 hours of field work in placements assigned/approved by the instructor.