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GRAD > EDC G > 603

Creating Effective Learning Environments

This introductory course is designed to provide students with knowledge of current early childhood curriculum theory, research, and methods. The course also introduces methods for the creation of effective learning environments in classrooms that are increasingly diverse, culturally and linguistically. Students explore a variety of methods to facilitate planning, classroom organization for cooperative and active learning, curriculum development, student evaluation and assessment, team and co-teaching, and the uses of new educational technologies. Attention is given to challenges posed by inclusionary classrooms and to the ways in which student cultural and linguistic differences can be recognized and respected in order to enhance the educational and linguistic experiences of all students.

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