Factors That Impact Learning
1. The student will recognize the significance of factors that impact children's learning and development
Cognitive Processes for Learning
2. The student will understand the cognitive processes associated with various kinds of learning (e.g., critical and creative thinking, problem structuring and problem solving, invention, memorization and recall).
Integrated Curriculum and Social/Emotional Development
3. The student will understand how an integrated curriculum not only addresses children's cognitive development but how social and emotional development is also incorporated into learning activities.
Integrating Parents and Family
4. The student will know how to integrate the parents and family into the curriculum.
Understand Instructional Strategies
5. The student will become aware of the principles and techniques along with advantages and limitations associated with various instructional strategies (e.g., cooperative learning, direct instruction, discovery learning, whole group instruction, independent study and interdisciplinary instruction).
National and State Curriculum
6. The student will become familiar with the value and use of national and state curriculum standards in developing curriculum.
7. The student will evaluate teaching resources and curriculum materials for usefulness, relevance and appropriateness in teaching ideas and concepts to young children and develop integrated learning activities (e.g., activity enhancers, learning centers, thematic activities, literature extensions, etc.).
Human and Technological Resources
8. The student will know how to enhance learning through the use of a wide variety of materials as well as human and technological resources (e.g., computers, audiovisual technologies, videotapes and discs,local experts, primary documents and artifacts, texts, reference books, literature and other printresources).
Creating Learning Experiences
9. The student will create developmentally appropriate learning experiences using integrated curriculum strategies (e.g., project work, curriculum mapping) that encourage and allow children tointegrate knowledge, skills and methods of inquiry from several subject areas and thatmaximize student progress.
Culturally Appropriate Learning Experiences
10. The student will create culturally appropriate learning experiences for children utilizing integrated curriculum strategies. Understand the importance of a multicultural and anti-bias curriculum.