Celebrating Learner Differences: Creating Inclusive Classrooms Using Research|
|Course Cluster and Certificates: Disability Studies|
How do humans develop the capacity to learn? This course will focus on the dynamic influence of the cognitive, social emotional, and demographic factors involved in this process, using a research-based framework. Students will be encouraged to evaluate the learning process throughout K-12 educational settings, learn to critique research in the learning sciences, and evaluate usefulness of research in different learning settings. This course fulfills the Category 1 requirement for the Education Studies Major and Minor.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (EDST-MN)(EDST)(PSYC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Cavanagh, T. M., Leeds, C., & Peters, J. M. (2019). Increasing oral communication self-efficacy improves oral communication and general academic performance. Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, 82(4), 440-457.
Burgess, S. R., Hecht, S. A., & Lonigan, C. J. (2002). Relations of the home literacy environment (HLE) to the development of reading-related abilities: A one-year longitudinal study. Reading Research Quarterly, 37(4), 408-426.
Piasta, S.B., Purpura, D. J., & Wagner, R. K. (2010). Fostering alphabet knowledge development: A comparison of two instructional approaches. Reading and Writing, 23(6), 607-626.
Berninger, V., Abbott, R., Cook, C. R., & Nagy, W. (2017). Relationships of attention and executive functions to oral language, reading, and writing skills and systems in middle childhood and early adolescence. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 50(4), 434-449.
Barbieri, C. A., & Miller-Cotto, D. (2021). The importance of adolescents' sense of belonging to mathematics for algebra learning. Learning and Individual Differences, 87, 101993.
Ístergren, R., & Traff, U. (2013). Early number knowledge and cognitive ability affect early arithmetic ability. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 115, 405-421.
Zhang, X., Koponen, T., Rasanen, P., Aunola, K., Lerkkanen, M. K., & Nurmi, J. E. (2014). Linguistic and spatial skills predict early arithmetic development via counting sequence knowledge. Child Development, 85(3), 1091-1107.
Aikens, N. L., & Barbarin, O. (2008). Socioeconomic differences in reading trajectories: The contribution of family, neighborhood, and school contexts. Journal of Educational Psychology, 100(2), 235-251.
Anda, R. F., Felitti, V. J., Bremner, J. D., Walker, J. D., Whitfield, C. H., Perry, B. D., ┐ Giles, W. H. (2006). The enduring effects of abuse and related adverse experiences in childhood. European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, 256(3), 174-186.
Jernigan, M. M., & Daniel, J. H. (2011). Racial trauma in the lives of Black children and adolescents: Challenges and clinical implications. Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma, 4(2), 123-141.
Benedek, M., Jauk, E., Sommer, M., Arendasy, M., & Neubauer, A. C. (2014). Intelligence, creativity, and cognitive control: The common and differential involvement of executive functions in intelligence and creativity. Intelligence, 46(1), 73-83.
Williams, A. M., & Prince, P. (2017). How does anxiety influence fluid reasoning?. Applied Neuropsychology: Child, 6(3), 248-254.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Reflection on K-12 Learning - expectations for higher education (edited throughout class)
Class Discussion Leads - including research graphic organizers
Final Project: Critique of Curricular Program/Intervention (student choice of program and age focus) with oral presentation
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course may count towards the Category 1 or Pedagogy requirement for the Education Studies Major and/or Minor.
|Instructor(s): Besharat Mann,Rachel Times: ..T.R.. 10:20AM-11:40AM; Location: TBA|
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 18
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