Boys and Girls Learn Differently!
Instructor: Joseph C'de Baca
Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)
Instruction Mode: Correspondence
Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development
NDSU Credit Fee: $365
Partner Class Offered Through Teachers Learning Center
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
Registration for Teacher's Learning Center (TLC) classes will take you to the registration form on the TLC website. Be sure to indicate you want the credit from NDSU.