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EDUC 308 Psychological Foundations of Education

Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in PSY 101 and passage of Praxis I or the equivalent. (Second semester/4 credits)

The psychology of school learning will be explored. There will be an overview of theories of teaching, learning, behavioral management and related research including the philosophical assumptions underlying each, within the dynamics of context, class, race and gender issues; and an explanation of ways of knowing and the many ways that learners construct knowledge. This course includes a half day per week, course-related field experience in a designated secondary Professional Development School (PDS). Course and PDS connections are made through emphasized empirical findings and their implications for the process of schooling.