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EDD 629 Factors and Components of Educability
4 hours; 4 credits
Why do children appear to be so different in their ability to learn? Can we be satisfied with many versions of the "nature and nurture" explanation? What major factors affect students' educability? What are those more specific abilities that underlie educability and where do they come from? What does it mean to be psychologically ready for formal schooling? The course offers some non-traditional answers to these questions by challenging the view of abilities as stable intrinsic properties of the individual. The main focus is on what teachers can do to enhance students' ability to succeed academically.
Prerequisite: Matriculation in Sequence 1 Graduate Childhood or Adolescence Education Program or EDD 609 or EDD 610
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