EDUC 284 The Development of Language and Literacy
What will we learn in this class?
developmental stages (Why is this important to teaching/learning?)
how to promote literacy growth based on these developmental stages
practices based on research
How will we learn?
by doing: participating, practicing, demonstrating, reading, writing
by discussing and listening: to each other
by making connections
My Philosophy of Teaching and Learning
building on prior knowledge; adding to your schemas (Vygotsky)
talking with others to clarify your positions and understandings
writing reflectively (“writing holds thinking still”)
Other thoughts about learning…
the silo effect (make connections to other courses you’re taking)
gathering tidbits of knowledge
different ways of learning leads to various methods of teaching and assessing
inquiry groups (empowerment)
Syllabus and Schedule of Classes
Sign into BlackBoard before next class.
Share a book.
Two thoughts about “learning is…” (written response)