Understanding Student Development and Diversity
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.
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Learning outcomes: - Discuss trends in student development; - Identify key cognitive, social and moral development theories; - 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;