EDUC 245 was a class unlike anything I had taken before. This course surrounded child development and the many factors that go into the development of children into teens and adults. To me, this class was a nice break from the rigors of my other classes, yet it still taught me a lot. I enjoyed the relaxed structure of the class and I think it actually led to me taking more away from the class.
Towards the end of the semester, we had a big assignment where we were to interview 3 children of different ages and create a paper and presentation regarding the different levels of development that each child showed. Due to the circumstances of moving to online classes, the presentation was cancelled, but the paper was still an assignment. I learned a lot from the entire interview/response format of the assignment, as it was not something I had previously done at Longwood and is not something that is often incorporated in my science classes.
Below is the final assignment I completed for EDUC 245, which is also the paper mentioned above. I greatly enjoyed writing about something completely different from anything I’ve learned about before and it became something that I found extremely interesting.