2019-2020 Graduate Academic Catalog

EEDUC 6100 Adolescent Development

This course on adolescent development focuses on understanding how cognitive theory and neuroscience can be applied in educational settings. Understanding how adolescents learn allows teachers to do the best possible job in supporting students’ academic achievement. This course also examines adolescent development in the areas of language, memory, sensory perception and attention. The roles of emotion in learning will be explored, along with moral and social development, particularly the changes in interpersonal relationships with family and peers.