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ED 340 Thematic Content Building Courses

  • This course is an introduction to the Foundations of American Education in the United States and American Samoa.  Pertinent issues relating to the historical and philosophical backgrounds of education, the nature of schools, and the teaching profession will be stressed. (Note: 3 lecture credits)

  • This course presents an analysis of the complex factors involved in learning, individual differences, motivation for learning, the psychology of leadership, and socio-cultural factors as they affect the education of children. This course presents an analysis of the complex factors involved in learning, individual differences, motivation for learning, the psychology of leadership, and socio-cultural factors as they affect education of children and youth.  (Note: 3 lecture credits)

  • This course examines the relevant knowledge, skills, and personal attributes of an effective teacher.  Specific attention will focus on the organization of curriculum, instructional design, and assessing student learning.  (Note: 3 lecture credits)

  • This course surveys the field of children’s literature.  The course will explore all types of children’s literature including genre studies such as fiction and nonfiction, poetry, and fantasy.  This class will also explore the history of children’s literature as well as principles of child development.  It also examines how to use children’s books effectively ranging from the communicative process to a mastery of book selections.  (Note: 3 lecture credits)

  • This course presents the basic principles of child development and learning.  Research, theories, and ideologies emphasizing methodologies and pedagogies that contribute to the educational growth of the child will be examined.  The course will explore techniques, support mechanisms, and effective roles recommended for the Samoan classroom.  In addition, the course will provide knowledge of appropriate modifications relevant to diversity in the learning environment.  (Note: 3 lecture credits)

  • This course examines the basic knowledge on the use of measurements and evaluation in the educational process.  Primary focus will be given to the theoretical foundations of testing and measurement development and its practical application in the construction and evaluation of tests.  Assessment and the use of rubrics will also be explored.  (Note: 4 lecture credits.)

  • This course will identify the basic motor skills by examining current research on physical fitness and health.  Both pre-service and in-service students will demonstrate physical activities that are appropriate for the growing child.  Students will learn about different health behaviors to help children create a pre-intervention healthy life. 

    Students will strengthen their teaching skills by warming up, playing with, supervising, demonstrating, and motivating students to live a holistically healthy life style. (Note: 3 lecture credits)

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