So what is the CDES Department all about?
The CDES Department programs provide an environment full of passionate faculty who model curiosity, professional growth, and life- long learning. Specifically the department philosophy is based on a developmental interactionist model of learning. Using a Constructivist approach the state approved course curricula uses Reggio Emilia inspired practices and nature based learning as a template for college student and child learning.
College student learning encompasses opportunities for interactive study in a lecture demonstration format either in the college lecture hall/classroom or at our CDES Laboratory School.
CDES Students interact and learn in a variety of ways. One great way to learn is to explore materials in a well provisioned college classroom. The CDES Lab is one of those places prepared for college student learning.
Student Donald a music major in the FC Piano Pedagogy program enrolls in CDES 119 Music Education course with Professor Green Pappas and becomes a lead student in developing a Fine Arts and Child Development and Educational Studies partnership. More of the story to come.