HUMAN GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT – EDSC 5103 – W1


Pre-requisite:
none

Course Description:
Students will be exposed to the nature and needs of individuals at all develomental levels.  The course is designed to include: theories of human development and transitions across the life span; theories of learning and personality development; human behavior including an understanding of developmental crises.  This course will enable students to apply the theories of human development as they interact with counselors, parents, helping professionals and community workers.

Required Course Resources:
Hughes, L. (2002). Paving pathways: Child and adolescent development. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.
ISBN #- 0-534-34809-2
Mackler, C. (2003). The Earth, my butt, and other big round things. Somerville, Massachusetts:
Candlewick. ISBN # 978-0763619589
Hersch, P. (1999). A tribe apart: A journey into the heart of American adolescence. New York:
Ballantine Books.ISBN # 978-0534543782
Kinney, Jeff. (2008). Diary of a wimpy kid: Rodrick rules. New York, NY: Abrams.
ISBN # 978—0-8109-8894-1
Kubler-Ross, E. & Kessler, D.(2005). On grief and grieving: Finding the meaning of grief through the five stages of loss.Princeton: Scribner.
ISBN # 978-0345435941
Mooney, C. (2000). Theories of childhood. An introduction to Dewey, Montessori, Erikson, Piaget, and Vygotsky. St. Paul, MN: Redleaf.
ISBN # 978-1884834851
Sheehy, G. (1996). New passages; Mapping your life across time. New York: Ballantine Books.
[For female students] ISBN # 978-0345404459
Sheehy, G. (1999).Understanding men’s passages; Discovering the new map of men’s lives. New
York: Ballatine Books. [For male students] ISBN # 978-0345406903

Course Learning Outcomes:
This course will enable students to:

  1. Identify significant developmental theories and their application (CFK) as professionals doing individual counseling. . (CFD, CFK)(Praxis II areas I, II, & IV)(CACREP items A-1, 8, 11; B-1, 2, 3, 4, 7; C-1-d; C-2-a, b, d, e, h; C-3- b, c, d) (BOR Rubrics IA, IB, II-A-1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9; II-B, (6), (7)-4)
  2. Demonstrate a working knowledge of basic human growth and development concepts in order to adapt individual counseling to the client’s context and to better know when to refer (CFD, CFK, CFS) (Praxis II areas I, II, & IV) (CACREP items A-1, 8, 11; B-7; C-2-a, b, e, h; C-3- b, d) (BOR Rubrics IA, IB, II-A-1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9).
  3. Adapt the above to meet the needs of culturally diverse populations (CFK), respecting each person’s unique reality. (CFD, CFK, CFS)(Praxis II areas I, II, & IV) (CACREP items A-1, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11; B-1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7; C-1-d; C-2-a, b, d, e, h; C-3- b, c, d) (BOR Rubrics IA, IB, II-A-1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9)
  4. Give and receive feedback regarding their reactions to the developmental information over the semester. (CFD, CFK, CFS) (Praxis IIareas I, II, & IV) (CACREP items A-1, 8, 11; B-7; C-1-d; C-2-a, b, e, h; C-3- b, c, d) (BOR Rubrics IA, IB, II-A-1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9)
  5. Improve in their ability to express themselves in writing and in conversation (CFD, CFK, CFS) (Praxis II areas I, II, & IV) (CACREPitems A-1, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11; B-1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7; C-1-d; C-2-a, b, d, e, h; C-3- b, c, d) (BOR Rubrics IA, IB, II-A-1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9)
  6. Be familiar with ACA’s ethical issue. They will demonstrate sensitivity and critical thinking regarding these considerations (CFD, CFK) (Praxis II areas I, II, III, & IV) (CACREP items A-1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11; B-1, 2, 3, 4, 7; C-1-b, d; C-2-a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h; C-3- a, b, c, d) (BOR Rubrics IA, IB, II-A-1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9)

Several CACREP standards are addressed in this course:

  1. Candidates will be able to identify theories of development and their relationship to indivuals doing counseling.
  2. Candidates will demonstrate an ability to use human growth and development concepts to know when to refer clients.
  3. Candidates will adapt human growth and develpoment to cultural differences respecting each person’s indivdual reality.
  4. Candidates will give and receive feedback conerning their reactions to developmental information.
  5. Candidates will improve their capacity to express themselves in writing.
  6. Candidates will be familiar with ACA’s ethical standards.

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