Developmental Theories in Education addresses the relationship between psychology and education through a broad study of theories of teaching and learning. While traditional educational psychology courses focus on theories of development and learning, as well as applications of these theories to educational spaces, this course will explore the broader context out of which such theories emerged and the critical implications of such theories for the political, social, and cultural nature of education today. We will spend some time grappling with the tradition of developmental theory, but more time will be spent unpacking that tradition and studying more contemporary theories of knowledge and experience that offer critical interpretations and additions to that tradition. In the process, each student will complete four field experiences through which these varied theories can be differently studied. As a core introductory course in Education Studies, this course is also guided by the department’s mission and goals of cultivating critical educators, transformative intellectuals, and public pedagogues. We will work together to more deeply understand these concepts as they implicate the very possibility of learning, teaching, and growing as subjects who are always a part of education.
Howlett, Caitlin, "EDUC 222 A&B Developmental Theories Howlett Fall 2023" (2023). Course Syllabi. 45, Scholarly and Creative Work from DePauw University.