You have been asked to teach a course on Lifespan Development for MA students in a counselor education department. The course will be a hybrid course that includes both face-to-face classroom instruction and online synchronous and asynchronous activities.
What principles from the Counseling profession would guide your choice of learning activities and the particular topics that you would emphasize in the course? What CACREP standards for Master’s level students would you want to address in this course?
How would your personal philosophy of teaching be reflected in the pedagogical approach to teaching Lifespan Development?
What are your particular strengths and weaknesses as a teacher and how would this be reflected in your conceptualization of this course and your actual teaching activities?
How might you develop a course that would provide sufficient learning opportunities and activities to students with a variety of learning styles and cultural backgrounds? Illustrate your answers to the above questions by using an example of a specific topic in Lifespan Development.
As you are addressing these applied issues, be sure to include your own carefully considered theoretical and practical reasons for your choices and decisions. Back these up with appropriate citations from you classes at Argosy and Waynesburg University, and, any outside scholarly sources that you find relevant. Use correct APA formatting throughout the paper.