NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

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K-12 Professionals

Boys and Girls Learn Differently!

EDUC 600




Instructor: Joseph C'de Baca

Grading: Graded

Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)

Instruction Mode: Correspondence

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $365

Class Offered Through Teachers Learning Center

Course Description:

This course will examine the learning differences between girls and boys. Their inherent learning and social dynamics are explored.


1.  Students will have a working knowledge of the inherent differences in learning approaches between boys and girls and how their minds are different. 

2.  Participants will analyze the social and psychological dynamics involving gender  differences such as brain functional and chemical differences, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of taking a gender approach.

3.  Students will learn about the brain-based differences of learning styles, as well as deductive and inductive reasoning. The use of language, logic and evidence, group  dynamics, symbolism and emotions are also explored.

4.  Educators will examine the ideal classroom environments for pre-school, elementary, middle and high school classrooms.  Strategies that stimulate and nurture student learning are also provided.

5.  Teachers will write chapter reviews, research the topic and develop an application paper or lesson project activities that utilize the course content as it applies to classroom instruction and learning environments.  


Boys and Girls Learn Differently by Michael Gurian. 2001. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. 312 pages

About The Instructor

Joseph C'de Baca
Joseph C'de Baca

Joseph C'de Baca earned his M.Ed. from the University of Phoenix, Denver, CO in Educational Administration. He earned his BA in Industrial Technology from the Metropolitan State College of Denver. Joseph is a former Social Studies and Industrial Technology teacher for 15 years.



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