ECE 245 - Social Development of Young Children
This course explores the developmental, environmental and temperamental aspects of the socialization process for young children. Topics include: separation; transitions; aggression; learning self-regulation; cooperation; sharing; resolving conflicts; moral development; peer interaction; gender-role development; communicating with families and; valuing diversity.
3 Class Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Recognize the importance of social-emotional learning via class discussions, written assignments and presentations.
2. Discriminate between and define positive self-identity, empathy, a sense of competence as well as recognizing and labeling emotions via class discussions and written assignments.
3. Differentiate between and define cooperative play, conflict resolution, moral development, self-regulation and democratic participation via class discussions and written assignments.
4. Identify how family culture and diversity impacts social development while, in turn, creating strategies to individualize social needs via class discussions, written assignments and presentations.
5. Describe the value of positive role modeling in the classroom environment to teach pro-social skills via class discussions, written assignments and presentations.
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