2010-11 Catalog

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Offering Description

How All Students Learn: Supporting Diverse Learners


Summer quarter

Faculty: Terry Ford literacy education

Fields of Study: education and psychology


Credits: 4(Su)

Class Standing: Freshmen - Senior

Offered During: Day


This class will help participants deepen their understanding of the learning process and the relationships of schooling and social justice. Essential questions guiding the class are: 1) What is learning? 2) What is culture?  3) How do culture and language relate to community, schooling, learning and academic achievement?

Through engaging in a coordinated studies curriculum encompassing the needs of diverse learners in multicultural settings, we will consider the latest research on how the function and role of the brain, culture, and language development influence learners. Included will be topics such as culturally responsive teaching, teaching for diversity and social justice, and anti-bias education.

Learning Goals: Participants will deepen their understanding of the interdependence of the brain, culture, and language development on the academic achievement of all learners.

Maximum Enrollment: 25

Advertised Schedule: 9a-1p Tue/Thu (Jun. 21 - Jul. 21)

Preparatory for studies or careers in: teaching, community-based work, curriculum development, further studies in education

Campus Location: Olympia

Online Learning: Enhanced Online Learning

Books: www.tescbookstore.com

Program Revisions

Date Revision
June 7th, 2011 This offering has been cancelled due to low enrollment.
April 14th, 2011 As of April 14, this course has been changed into an undergraduate offering.