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Middle Level Teacher Education: Adoles Lrng&Beh&Cog Perspect

EDML 207 SW2 (CRN: 61911)

3 Credit Hours

About EDML 207 SW2

In-depth examination of cognitive learning theory and its background in behavioral and other learning theories, with application to teaching in a middle or secondary setting. Prerequisite: Acceptance to Master of Arts in Teaching or EDML 171 or Instructor permission.


Dates:July 8 - August 9, 2019; Hybrid course model: Online work followed by one week of in-person class meetings and work. In class meeting dates: August 5-9, 2019, 8am - 4pm; Instructor permission required; Location: Waterman 426

Section Description

This course section is open to students seeking an MAT in middle level eduction and other graduate and upper level undergraduate students interested in exploring young adolescent identity development in the context of schools. Sample Course Readings: Sales, N. (2016). American girls: Social media and the secret lives of teenagers. Ballantine Books Sax, L. (2016). Boys adrift: The five factors driving the growing epidemic of unmotivated boys and underachieving young men. New York: Basic Books. Association for Middle Level Education (formerly National Middle School Association). This We Believe: Keys to Educating Young Adolescents. Westerville, OH: NMSA. Brown, D. & Knowles, T. (2014). What Every Middle School Teacher Should Know. Portsmouth, NH. (Third Edition)

Section Expectation

Learning Goals: 1. Participants will understand the major theories of physical, sexual, social, emotional, moral and cognitive development during the period of early adolescence. 2. Participants will examine the influence of various factors, including gender, ethnicity, class and sexual orientation, on young adolescent identity development. 3. Participants will analyze and apply these theories in the context of a middle school environment, as well as reflect on these theories through a personal lens. 4. Participants will develop and articulate their own perspectives on appropriate educational environments and teaching approaches for young adolescents.




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