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Social Studies And Critical Literacy In Childhood Education (ECH-700)

Semester: Spring 2021
Number: 0807-700-001
Instructor: Mary Faller
Days: Thursday 6:30 pm - 8:20 pm
Note: Online, Both synchronous and asynchronous
Location: Online
Credits: 3

Students must post a completed fieldwork log to Moodle
25 Hours Of Fieldwork

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This course addresses social studies education for children, engaging students in the reflective exploration of interdisciplinary study in the social sciences disciplines through the framework of critical literacy and pedagogy. Highlighting multicultural, equity, and ethical issues, students are challenged to create curriculum for compassion and social justice. Field hours required.

Learning Goals:   Course Goals and Objectives1. To develop an understanding of the meaning and role of the social studies within the context of the other curricular disciplines.2. To develop pedagogical skills related to questioning, leading discussions, creating activities (projects, lessons, simulations, writing products, etc.) direct instruction, and cooperative learning.3. To develop familiarity with the forms of assessment used in evaluating student learning in social studies and critical thinking. 4. To develop the organizational skills necessary to plan effective instruction (including lesson plans, instructional units, etc.)5. To develop appreciation for the effectiveness of an integrated interdisciplinary curriculum and familiarity with the strategies to do so.

*The learning goals displayed here are those for one section of this course as offered in a recent semester, and are provided for the purpose of information only. The exact learning goals for each course section in a specific semester will be stated on the syllabus distributed at the start of the semester, and may differ in wording and emphasis from those shown here.


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