EDUC 230 - The Democratic Classroom 5 Credits
Develop guidance and classroom management skills based on current research and best practices that support positive development for children including mutually respectful methods of communication, prevention strategies, problem solving, conflict resolution, and ethical interactions.
Pre-requisite(s) EDUC& 130 with min 2.0 or better.
Quarters Typically Offered
Winter Evening, Online, Weekend
Designed to Serve Professional-technical students in early childhood or paraeducation, and current practitioners. Transfer students as emphasis area credit.
Active Date 20210403T10:08:03
Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 36
Contact Hours: Lecture 55
Total Contact Hours 55
ProfTech Course Yes
Restricted Elective Yes
PLA Eligible Yes
- The role and goals of guidance in a democratic society
- Current research and best practices in guidance and classroom management.
- The relationship between culture, race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, history, and guidance
- Individual and group guidance techniques, strategies and skills
- Listening Skills
- Cooperative group strategies
- Problem solving and conflict resolution
- Guidelines and process for behavioral referral
- Organizations, agencies, and resources to support children and families
- Ethical guidance practices
Student Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate current and appropriate terminology in reference to children, students, families, and behavior. Washington State Core Competencies (WSCC) II. Curriculum and Learning- Promoting Social/Emotional Development 2.h, 3.j, VI: Interactions- Providing Individual Guidance 2.f, 2.k, 2.l, 3.d, -Enhancing Group Experiences 2.e
Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between culture, race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, history and the guidance process. WSCC Curriculum and Learning Environment- Promoting Social/Emotional Development 3.n, VI. Interactions- Providing Individual Guidance 2.j
Describe current research and best practices related to individual guidance and group guidance. WSCC II Curriculum and Learning Environment- Promoting Language/Communication Development 3.e, -Promoting Cognitive Development 3.c, VII. Program Planning and Development- Planning and Evaluation 1.c, VIII Professional Development and Leadership- Professionalism 1.e
Apply guidance techniques to specific situations that meet the needs of individuals and groups. WSCC I Growth and Development 1.d, II. Curriculum and Learning Environment- Promoting Social/Emotional Development 3.c, 3.d, 3.e, 3.f, 3.h, VI. Interactions- Providing Individual Guidance 2.b, 2.c, 2.d, 2.e, 2.g, 3.f, -Enhancing Group Experiences 2.g
Describe the guidelines and process for behavioral referral and identify the organizations, agencies and resources available to provide support for children and families. WSCC III Ongoing Measurement of Child Progress 2.b, 2.e, 3.a, 3.g, 3.h, 3.j, IV. Family and Community Partnerships- Relationships with Families 2.g, 3.b, 3.e, 3.f, 3.g -Use of Community Resources 2.a, 2.b, 3.a
Communicate effectively, recognizing and considering the perspectives, needs and contributions of others. WSCC II. Curriculum and Learning Environment- Promoting Social/Emotional Development 3.j, 3.l, 3.n, VI. Interactions- Providing Individual Guidance 2.j
Work cooperatively with other students; sharing ideas, solving problems and listening to others. Produce work both individually and collaboratively. WSCC VIII. Professional Development and Leadership- Professionalism 1.f, 2.b, 2.c, 2.d, 3.a
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