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Research Methods in Cognitive Development and Education

PSYC 206
Fall 2011
Section: 01  
Certificates: Civic Engagement, The Study of Education
Course Cluster: Disability Studies, Service-Learning

This course introduces students to translational research in psychology: research that draws on psychological science to inform practice. The course is built around a central case study, the acquisition of numerical concepts in deaf children. We will cover existing research on cognitive and language development, deaf education, and teaching strategies to understand the relationship between research and practice in these areas.

The service-learning component of the course, in which students will spend two hours per week in a preschool, provides a hands-on opportunity to interact with preschool children and learn firsthand about their learning environment and styles. Although the service-learning component will generally entail work in hearing preschools, opportunities will be available for observation and volunteering in schools for deaf children.

Essential Capabilities: Designing, Creating, and Realizing, Logical Reasoning
Designing: Students will design materials for a single mathematics activity that draws on research on cognition and language and on models of deaf education and curriculum development.
Logical Reasoning: Student will read and critique primary source research articles and learn basic tenets of experimental logic.
Credit: 1.25 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS PSYC
Course Format: DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: PSYC105
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CIVI-MN)(EDST-MN)(PSYC)(SISP)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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