Apr 09, 2020  
2018-2019 Catalog 
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CHD 2381 - Educating the Young Thinker

Credit Hours: 3.0

Prerequisite(s): None
Corequisite(s): None

This course is a study of young children as problem solvers across the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) domains of development and learning. Students will develop skills in planning and facilitating an active learning environment in which children construct knowledge and develop cognitively through play. We will examine theories and professional literature from developmental psychology, education, sociology and anthropology to look at the role of play in human experience, particularly how it used to promote development and learning in the STEAM domains. Students explore how play and projects can be integrated into STEAM curricula in early childhood education. Finally, students will consider how informed advocacy for play and STEAM curricular integration is part of professional practice.

Parallel: College Transfer (A.A. and A.S)