Facilitating Developmental LearningEDU 396W
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. Credit may be earned in only one of the following: ED 396P, ED 396, EDU 396P, or EDU 396. (30-0)
Outcomes and Objectives
Indentify and evaluate both barriers and pathways to success for developmental learners.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.