Image of the Child

Full Title: 
Image of the Child: Exploration of Personal and Cultural Perspectives
Instructor: 
Rebekah Cummings
Day/Time Taught: 
144: MWF 12:00 -12:50 pm; 171: MWF 11:00 – 11:50 am
Term: 
Fall
Year: 
2012
Prefix: 
UCO
Course Number: 
1200
Section-1: 
144
Section-2: 
171

Who is “the child”? What does it mean to be “a child”? What should children be expected to do and how should they be expected to behave? How does your view of children influence the way in which you interact with them? And how did you develop this viewpoint or “image” of children?

This course allows students the opportunity to reflect on their image of the child, that is, their beliefs about children. Students explore ways these beliefs are culturally constructed through observations of children in different settings, interviews and conversations with each other and international students/families, analyzing print and digital sources, and course readings.
Students are challenged to think critically about the impacts of their beliefs on their current and future actions related to children.

 

Contact FYS

The First Year Seminar is part of the General Education Program located in Anne Belk Hall, Room 250.

Phone: 828-262-2028

Our mailing address:
First Year Seminar
ASU Box 32065
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608

Director of First Year Seminar:
Dr. Martha McCaughey
mccaugheym@appstate.edu

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