Character Education Matters

EDZU 9749 (3 credits / 45 hours)

Location: Online
Instructor: Amanda Harvey

Start Date: 11/28/2018
End Date: 01/02/2019

Course Syllabus


Teaching children to care through Character Education can be incorporated into your existing curriculum! This course is designed to develop a collection of classroom lessons, activities, and strategies that can be used to integrate character traits into everyday instruction. The emphasis will be on how to help your students develop a life-long sense of honesty, decency, and respect for one-self and others through literature and practical classroom activities. Some of the topics that will be discussed will include; values/traits that can be taught, roles of the teacher, teaching values through the curriculum, caring beyond the classroom, cooperative learning, as well as classroom management techniques. By the end of this course you will have a collection of lessons, an extensive literature list, as well as personal activities that can be used to meet the needs in your own classroom. This course is appropriate for grades K-8.

    

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Teachers enrolled in this course will...

Know

  1. what it means to educate for character.
  2. how to incorporate Character Education into daily lessons and activities.
  3. what can be accomplished to meet the needs of Character Education in schools and individual classrooms.
 

Understand

  1. why it is important to promote Character Education to all students.
  2. how Character Education already exists in their current curriculum.
 

and Be Able To

  1. identify current practices within the school and individual classrooms.
  2. make connections with existing curriculum.
  3. create meaningful and useful lessons/activities that meets individual students needs.

and much, much more!

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