2018-2019 Catalog

EDUC 2030 Human Relations in Education

4.5 - 0.0 - 4.5

Course Description

This course is designed to increase multicultural knowledge and positively impact the diversity disposition of pre-service teachers. It is designed to help pre-service teachers become more aware of ways to motivate and positively impact the youth they encounter in their future classrooms. High value is placed on the discussion of human understanding, tolerance, and the acceptance of multiple worldviews. Teacher candidates examine existing attitudes toward various minority groups, such as race, ethnicity, age, sex, and mental and physical disabilities, and explore the ways in which these attitudes influence the assessment of learner needs and prescribed learning activities. Teacher candidates also examine the role of attitudes in implementing and assessing learning experiences. The course places special emphasis on skill development and the training of pre-service teachers to be effective orchestrators of the learning environment, which helps to ensure the performance assessment of teacher candidates.