The Teaching-Learning Process in the Elementary School


Focus on four broad areas: self-awareness and human relations; instructional and behavioral management strategies; development of curriculum and analysis of instruction; and social, political, and legal issues affecting the classroom. Topics include: teacher-pupil relationships, assessment of pupil progress, curriculum development, instructional technology, and school organization. Course discussion and study further develop knowledge in a variety of areas that are experienced during student teaching such as the refinement of pedagogy strategies and skills; and the Missouri Educator Evaluation System (MEES) for certification; understanding diverse cultural perspectives of English language learners and how to select appropriate strategies for addressing individual needs in meeting curriculum objectives; incorporating strategies for individual student needs based on diverse backgrounds and prior experiences to deliver differentiated instruction; creating a positive learning environment through effective classroom management using strategies based on research and pedagogically sound techniques; developing reflective practices to improve teaching while understanding the importance of utilizing professional learning opportunities in school districts and professional organizations; understanding the importance of communication, professional relationships, and collaboration with teachers, administrators, families, and the community; and, understanding the nature of professional, ethical, behavior and the need to adhere to district policies and school procedures. Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program. Concurrent registration in Educ 525 and 4911.
Course Attributes: EN S; AS SSC; AS WI I

Section 01

The Teaching-Learning Process in the Elementary School
INSTRUCTOR: Nancy Hollingsworth
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