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Facilitating Developmental Learning with project

EDU 396PW

Facilitating Developmental Learning with project

EDU 396PW

Course Description

Prerequisite: Open to all full and part-time faculty and staff. Explores the process of assisting students in advancing from under-prepared to college-ready. Examines instructional methods conducive to promoting, developing, and sustaining student learning and success throughout the college curriculum. Synthesizes theory with best practices applicable to a variety of disciplines and learning levels. Course includes individual project. Credit may be earned in only one of the following: ED 396P, ED 396, EDU 396P, or EDU 396. (45-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Indentify and evaluate both barriers and pathways to success for developmental learners.

Objectives:

  • Explain and address diverse learning styles.
  • Analyze social and emotional factors affecting learning.
  • Appreciate the importance of self-efficacy in academic success.
  • Analyze by-pass strategies for specific learning challenges.
  • Identify support systems the college has in place for student access and success.

Identify, explain, and implement best practices for teaching developmental learners.

Objectives:

  • Recognize value of mastery learning, strategic learning, and supplemental instruction.
  • Identify opportunities for collaborative learning, including paired courses and learning communities.
  • Formulate a variety of teaching approaches and methods, including computer-based instruction and/or other technologies.
  • Explain the importance of consistent academic standards, supported by interface with college-level courses.
  • Develop methods of scaffolding skills, assessing learning, and monitoring student performance.

Design discipline-specific learning strategies that promote success for developmental learners.

Objectives:

  • Visit at least one remedial teaching environment, recording impressions and implications.
  • Formulate methods of embedding study skills, reading, writing, mathematics and/or critical thinking within a specific course.
  • Promote transitional techniques that will help students evolve from under-prepared to college-ready.
  • Design or modify a project to promote success for an increased number of learners.

Develop a project to promote success for an increased number of learners.

Objectives:

  • Identify a course, program, service, or policy need related to student learning.
  • Use appropriate methods to research or analyze established approaches related to topic.
  • Design or modify a course, program, service, or policy to improve student achievement.