Oct 17, 2021  
2020-2021 General Catalog 
    
2020-2021 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EDEC 538 - Cognitive and Language Development in Early and Middle Childhood


Unit(s): 3
This course addresses the development of children from birth through middle childhood with emphasis on the relationships between language development and cognitive development. We will study the ideas of major theorists – Piaget, Erikson, Bruner, Vygotsky, Mead, and others – who address the development of children’s representational thinking, language, and cross-cultural and family influences on development and learning. We will also explore current research on brain development in the first five years of life from a critical perspective and with an emphasis on practical implications. We will study current research and theories of cognitive, social, and emotional development as related to oral, written, and spoken language development in home and in school/care environments, including in environments where children are learning more than one language.

Prerequisite(s): graduate student in Education or permission of instructor.
Typically Offered Spring Even Years
Grading: GRD



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