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Jean G. Eisele
B EDUC 402
Bothell Campus

Human Growth and Learning

Focuses on recent research in the area of child and adolescent learning and on the relationship of learning to human growth and development. Credit/no-credit only.

Class description

How do babies learn? How do adolescents learn? How do WE learn as adults? The course will cover similarities and differences among these processes. It will be highly interactive, including conversations with children and with ourselves.

Student learning goals

Students will:

Gain a better understanding of how we learn.

Become knowledgeable about Piaget's developmental stage theory

Learn Vygotsky's ideas about the zone of proximal development

Be able to apply these theories to experiential work outside of class

General method of instruction

Interactive, small group, demonstration

Recommended preparation

Acceptance into UWB K-8 Teacher Certification Program

Class assignments and grading

Readings, writing, observations and interactions with school-age children

Participation, photo essay, group project, position paper


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Jean G. Eisele
Date: 04/16/2012