Building A Jewish Life: Curriculum & Concepts in Jewish

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Course ID: Jewish Education 40223A
Division: Graduate Studies, Undergraduate Studies
Program: Jewish Education (Undergraduate), Jewish Education (Graduate)
Location: On Campus

This course is founded on theories of how children learn and make meaning in their lives, including their development of spiritual and Judaic concepts. An approach for developing learning strategies which are supported by these developmental theories will be reviewed. This approach requires the close and authentic involvement of adults and children in negotiating learning situations of all kinds. Our study will demand not only an understanding of theory and practice, but also of personal dispositions of both young and adult learners, including ourselves. In the process of our study, the various elements of this approach will be reviewed, with Jewish learning as the content through which the methods are demonstrated. These elements include observation, planning, structuring the environment, supporting relationship building, and making learning visible.