EDUC-202   The Learner - Develop & Diversity

This course will help students develop insight into the development of the mind, identity, and perspective of all learners, including multiple domains of diversity and many alternate ways of being, doing, and seeing, including what is typically labeled as "exceptionality." Students will explore and analyze psychological, physical, social, culture and moral/spiritual facets of development as well as their interplay with the social environment of the learner and their impacts in the classroom. Through lectures, readings, class assignments, a service-learning experience, and a case study, the class will examine psychological, educational, biological, and socio-cultural theory through the lens of a reformed Christian perspective. There is a fifteen hour outside of class field placement required as part of this course. This course must be satisfactorily completed as a condition of program admission. Prerequisite: completion of Education 102.