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Understanding Student Development and Diversity


Understanding Student Development and Diversity

Understanding Student Development and Diversity

Learn more about student development and diversity within the classroom.


Students: 1,717
Course Description

Student development and student diversity need to be studied and understood simultaneously. While there are general similarities between students, ultimately every student develops in a different way depending on a variety of social, cognitive, cultural and gender-related factors.
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This course aims to further your understanding of student development and diversity. The course discusses physical, cognitive, social and moral development of students in detail. Key development theories are examined and practical classroom examples are supplied to engage the learner. Vital information about student diversity is also presented. It zones in on two core elements of student diversity: gender and culture. This free online education course will be of great interest to professionals in the education sector who would like a greater knowledge and understanding of student development and diversity, and to all students who are interested in development and diversity in education.

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Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes: - Discuss trends in student development; - Identify key cognitive, social and moral development theories;
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- Provide everyday examples of development related theories in practice; - Discuss physical, social, academic and cognitive difference in gender roles; - Identify how cultural differences affect a student’s educational experience;
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Module Title
Module 1: Student Development
Module 2: Physical Development
Module 3: Cognitive Development
Module 4: Social Development
Module 5: Moral Development
Module 6: Student Diversity
Module 7: Gender Differences
Module 8: Cultural Differences
Module 9: Student Development and Diversity Assessment

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Course Rating (By Learners)
Course Title Understanding Student Development and Diversity
Course # 565
Course Publisher Global Text Project
Course Category 85
Content Origin
Course Description  Student development and student diversity need to be studied and understood simultaneously. While there are general similarities between students, ultimately every student develops in a different way depending on a variety of social, cognitive, cultural and gender-related factors. This course aims to further your understanding of student development and diversity. The course discusses physical, cognitive, social and moral development of students in detail. Key development theories are examined and practical classroom examples are supplied to engage the learner. Vital information about student diversity is also presented. It zones in on two core elements of student diversity: gender and culture. This free online education course will be of great interest to professionals in the education sector who would like a greater knowledge and understanding of student development and diversity, and to all students who are interested in development and diversity in education.
License  This course is available from Global Text Project OpenCourseWare through the following Creative Commons licence:
Creative Commons License
Release Date 18 July 2013
   
Content  
Course Duration (Avg Learner) 2-3 Hours
Video/Audio None
Audio Only None
Animation None
Assessments Yes
 
Education Level
Age appropriateness 18+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level Higher High Secondary School
 
Validation Level 5
ALISON Testing Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download Yes
Parchment Yes
Framed Certification Yes
   
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  • Frankie Younger United States of America My opinion is that this was a good refresher course for me. Thank you. 2014-12-06 20:12:03
  • Hallie Fetterman United States of America Very informative 2014-11-29 02:11:24
  • Latishia Jordan United States of America Another excellent Alison course. I am learning so much in these courses and so excited to have discovered this site. On to the next one. 2014-11-05 21:11:08
  • Ceslete Vega United States of America Very Simple making this lesson easy to comprehend 2014-04-06 19:04:51
  • Richard Watson United Kingdom Course Module: Module 9: Student Development and Diversity AssessmentCourse Topic: Understanding Student Development and Diversity - AssessmentComment: This was very interesting and really enjoyable 2013-04-27 20:04:26
  • Issa Kabudula South Africa Course Module: Module 3: Cognitive Development
    Course Topic: Cognitive Development – Summary
    Comment: The course has been well researched and presented in an easy to follow - both the teacher and the learner. First of its kind, am sure the course will develop many teachers and learner to understand each other. 2012-11-28 06:11:34
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