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EDL-5300 Critical Issues and Theories in Curriculum Design and Evaluation, Pre-K - 12

This course approaches curriculum through critical and theoretical lenses with a focus on identifying and analyzing emerging trends and important issues in education. Aspiring leaders explore sources of curricular innovation and examine how educational innovations emerge and evolve, influence instructional practice, and impact student learning and wellbeing. Such issues include social and emotional learning, neuroscience, societal ethics and values, cultural relevance, equitable opportunity to learn, and political factors that influence the instructional program. Emphasis is placed on employing student, family, and community strengths, diversity, and culture as assets for teaching and learning.

Credits: 3

Offered in Jan 2024, Mar 2024, May 2024

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