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ECE 6361 Responsive and Student Centered Pedagogy
Credit Hours 3.0

This course focuses on the teacher as a reflective practitioner, affirming children’s diverse backgrounds, abilities, interests, personalities, and experiences through exploring concepts of personally relevant pedagogy. Throughout this course, candidates consider their role in the creation of more just and equitable educative opportunities for all children, specifically the ones served daily in our classrooms. This work toward justice will be conceptualized through holistic and descriptive understandings of individual children and through a survey of scholarship on educational equity. Study focuses on strategies for effective communication and partnership between the teacher, student, family, and community. Reflection and application of knowledge will be contextualized in a discussion of the political, social, economic, and historical contexts within the U.S. and the intersection of these contexts and communities, equity in education, and educational practices broadly and locally constructed.