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295 CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHOLOGY IN THE URBAN EXPERIENCE

CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHOLOGY IN THE URBAN EXPERIENCE (21:300:295:W5:01319)
Class Dates: 12/23/22 & 1/3/23 - 1/13/23
Class Times: By arrangement
Instructor: Mawhinney
Location: Canvas
Format: Online
Credits: 3
COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course examines human development from puberty (10 to 12 years) to physiological maturation (18 to 19 years). The course provides students with an understanding of psychological theories of human development and learning. The primary focus is on the urban adolescent and the urban experience, specifically experiences in urban education. Teacher candidates examine the relationship between development and learning theories. This course discusses the behaviors and attitudes of urban adolescents and the challenges they face, and how those challenges influence and interact with academic achievement. Furthermore, understanding moves from theory to practice by examining the differences in the way students receive information and how teachers can transmit information successfully. This course assists teacher candidates to better understand the opportunities and challenges they will face in an urban school.Course may require 5 field hours.

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