Jun 17, 2024  
2021-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BKE 4333 - Responsive Pedagogy and Designing Early Childhood Curricula

Credits: 3 hrs
This course is designed to be the capstone methods course in which students apply theory to practice through a case study approach. Student teachers begin to clarify their developing ideologies about teaching and the teaching process by using observation and other assessment tools. This course provides students with knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to design and implement culturally and developmentally appropriate infant, toddler, and preschool and kindergarten programs for children who may be developing typically or atypically. Creative expressions are emphasized. Students must demonstrate knowledge of developmental, cultural, health and medical needs of individual and groups of children when designing the learning environment. Emphasis is placed on developmentally appropriate curricula that effectively serve culturally diverse, typical and atypical children. This course is taught collaboratively by an interdisciplinary team, including professors, kindergarten teachers, child care providers and students.
Note(s): This course is taken concurrently with EDU 4981 [Student Teaching].