3 pages due in 16 hours

Running head: BEGINNING YOUR PHILOSOPHY 1

BEGINNING YOUR PHILOSOPHY 2

Beginning Your Philosophy of Exceptional Learning and Inclusion

Your Name

ECD310: Exceptional Learning and Inclusion

Instructor's Name

Date

Hint: In this template, you will find purple and orange “hint” boxes designed to help you with the assignment. Please delete all hints before finalizing your paper. To do this, click on the hint box and then hit the “delete” key on your keyboard.

Beginning Your Philosophy of Exceptional Learning and Inclusion

Hint: To use this template, replace the text in each section with your own content.

Begin your philosophy with a brief introduction. For help writing effective introductions, see this guide on writing Introductions and Conclusions.

Hint: Keep the bold section headings to help organize your paper.

Intended Career Path

In this paragraph, explain your intended career path. Specifically include the age group you want to work with and your intended work environment (i.e., school, library, preschool).

Professional Dispositions

In this section, describe the professional dispositions you possess that influence your beliefs about how children grow, learn, and develop. Make a connection between your dispositions and your chosen career path.

Hint: Refer back to your Week 1 Journal: Professional Dispositions.

Definition of Inclusion

In this section, share your definition of inclusion. Include specific ways that your definition aligns with the age of the diverse learners you will be working with.

Hint: Refer back to your Week 1 Discussion: What is Inclusion?

Current State of Inclusion

In this section, explain your perspective on where we are as a nation with creating inclusive environments that meet the needs of exceptional learners. Include specific examples of how policies and laws have influenced current trends for inclusive environments for your chosen career path.

Hint: Refer back to your Week 1 Discussion: History of Inclusion.

Importance of Collaboration

In this section, summarize the role you feel collaboration should play when supporting exceptional learners in inclusive environments. Include important concepts such as being a critically reflective practitioner, collaborative teaming, and communication styles.

Hint: Refer back to your Week 2 Discussions: What is Collaboration? And Communication Styles Self-Assessment.

Program-Specific Topic

Hint: Only include the information for your program of study.

For this section, you will include a topic based on your Program of Study.

Bachelor of Arts in Child Development: Explain how your own experiences have influenced your philosophy of exceptional learning and inclusion.

Bachelor of Arts in Cognitive Studies: Explain how you would use your philosophy of exceptional learning and inclusion to mentor or train others who plan to work with exceptional learners.

Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Development with Differentiated Instruction: Explain how your own experiences have influenced your philosophy of exceptional learning and inclusion.

Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education: Explain how your own experiences have influenced your philosophy of exceptional learning and inclusion.

Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education Administration: Explain how your own experiences have influenced your philosophy of exceptional learning and inclusion and how you will support your teachers and staff as they collaborate with you and with others about inclusion.

Bachelor of Arts in Education Studies: Explain how you would incorporate this philosophy into the curriculum you use with your students.

Bachelor of Arts in Library Science and Media: Explain how you would use a media tool, such as a library webpage or video post, to share your philosophy of exceptional learning and inclusion.

References

Use APA style to reference your course text and at least three additional scholarly resources. Remember, you MUST include in-text citations throughout your paper to show your reader what information you used from outside sources. For help with the reference page, please see this resource.

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