National University

TED665 Cognition, Lang. & Cult

Lead Faculty: Dr. Peter I. Serdyukov

Course Description

Research, theory, and practices related to the learning and development of the bilingual, bicultural, and bi-cognitive child. The course explores theories on culture, cognition, bilingualism, bi-culturation, and psychological dynamics of positive self-esteem and academic development.

Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze the global connection between language, culture and cognition.
  • Compare and contrast the cultural, social, and economic roots of child development and factors that influence behavior and learning.
  • Explain the impact of language interruption and the cultural, cognitive, and social consequences for students.
  • Identify and analyze cultural, social, economic, and political factors that affect teaching and learning.
  • Assess decisions at the federal, state, and local level and the impact on culturally, cognitively, and linguistically diverse students.
  • Analyze and evaluate teaching and learning strategies used in diverse classrooms and demonstrate application through instructional planning.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the learning styles, multiple intelligences and additional second language acquisition in children.
  • Demonstrate the ability to teach an effective lesson.