|Certificates: Civic Engagement, The Study of Education|
|Course Cluster: Disability Studies, Service-Learning|
This course introduces students to translational research in psychology: research that draws on psychological science to inform practice. The course is built around a central case study, the acquisition of numerical concepts in deaf children. We will cover existing research on cognitive and language development, deaf education, and teaching strategies to understand the relationship between research and practice in these areas.
The service-learning component of the course, in which students will spend two hours per week in a preschool, provides a hands-on opportunity to interact with preschool children and learn firsthand about their learning environment and styles. Although the service-learning component will generally entail work in hearing preschools, opportunities will be available for observation and volunteering in schools for deaf children.
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|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (EDST-MN)(PSYC)(SISP)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Primary source literature from cognitive development, education, and deaf studies.
|Examination and Assignments: |
10 short assignments (approximately weekly) and a final project related to research-based curriculum design.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
The additional .25 credit reflects a requirement to spend 2 hours per week volunteering in a local preschool placement coordinating math activities. The professor will arrange the placements in the first few weeks of class according to students' schedules. Students who are unable to commit to available times will not be able to take the course.
|Instructor(s): Shusterman,Anna Times: .M.W... 11:00AM-12:20PM; Location: PAC136; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: 0||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: -4||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 10||FR: 0|