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Child and Youth Studies (B.S.)

Learning Outcomes

 
 

Academic Learning Compact

Consistent with its mission and guiding principles, Florida Gulf Coast University is committed to academic excellence and continuous quality improvement, as supported by a sound teaching-learning process. Within this process, students and instructors share responsibility for learning that is a movement from the simple to the complex, the concrete to the abstract, and the dependent to the independent. The Academic Learning Compact (ALC) initiative supports the teaching-learning process by clearly identifying expected core student learning outcomes in the areas of content/discipline knowledge and skills, communication skills, and critical thinking skills; aligning curricula with expectations; and using assessment to guide continuous improvement.
Content/Discipline Knowledge and Skills

Graduates will be able to:

  • Integrate learning experiences for children and youth of all ages.

Content/discipline knowledge and skills are assessed at the program level through assignments, journals, senior seminar action research projects and self-evaluations in the following: EEC 4307 Cognitive Experiences for Children, EDG 4936 Senior Seminar in Child and Youth Studies, and EDG 4940 Child and Youth Studies Practicum.

 

Communication Skills

Graduates will be able to:

  •  Develop ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, school/communicate with specialists, administrators, and families.

Communication skills are assessed at the program level through assignments, projects, and senior research project in the following: EEC 3268 Play Development and Assessment, EDG 4936 Senior Seminar in Child and Youth Studies, and EDG 4940 Child and Youth Studies Practicum.

 

Critical Thinking Skills

Graduates will be able to:

  • Analyze situations to guide planning for and addressing activities for diverse populations of children and youth

Critical thinking skills are assessed at the program level through assignments, journals and senior research projects and self-evaluations in the following: TSL 4520 Second Language Acquisition, Communication, and Culture, EDG 4936 Senior Seminar in Child and Youth Studies, and EDG 4940 Child and Youth Studies Practicum.