May 28, 2023
EDUC 295 - Education Special Topics 5 Credits: 1-5
Provides students with a basic knowledge to pursue areas of special interest in the field of education. Students participate in approved, regularly scheduled workshops and seminars sponsored by the college or by a recognized institution or organization, e.g., Educational Service District, the Washington Association for the Education of Young Children or local affiliate; health department, or childcare agency.
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:
- Course outcomes to be determined by instructor based on selected course topic(s).
- Use developmental milestones and observations of children’s behavior as a foundation for planning appropriate activities.
- Advocate for strategies that promote the cultural diversity of children, families and their communities.
- Demonstrate effective written, verbal and non-verbal communication
- Discuss current issues and trends in early childhood education.
- Identify typical and atypical growth and development (cognitive, linguistic, motor, and social).
- Positively support children’s whole development.
- Display a positive attitude and enthusiasm for the job
- Develop rapport and contribute to the work environment as a member of the instructional team.
- Practice ethical and professional standards of conduct
- Comply with laws (such as IDEA, Section 504, ADA), workplace policies, and procedures in relation to confidentiality, reporting of abuse, discipline, chain of command and delegation and supervision.
- Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.
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