This is a seminar course that examines the interactions between teachers and children in kindergarten, primary and junior grade educational settings. Emphasis is placed on the integration of teaching practice with Social Studies curriculum and social learning theories. Students learn instructional methods (planning, learning environment, classroom management) and pedagogies for elementary teaching. The law, legislations and government policies for education are explored and tied to professionalism and professional practice. This course draws on students’ experiences from practicum placements and is connected to the practicum course. Theory and practice are well connected through scholarly readings and practicum experience.
This course is normally open to students in the MA in Child Study and Education program only.
Applied Psychology and Human Development