Child and Family Studies Assistant or Associate Professor Position
Seminar series: The Evolution of a Research Career on Children and Families at Risk
Study Abroad Opportunities
May 24th – June 11th 2016
Undergraduate students can choose to receive
3 credits for either CFS 460: Directed Study in
Child and Family Studies or SOC 491: Foreign Study. PSYCHOLOGY MAJORS: The Psychology Department will allow students to petition to count CFS 460 as one of the required 400-level PSYC classes if you would like (or it can count toward your CFS minor). Graduate students will receive 3 credits for CFS 581: Directed Study in Child and Family Studies (graduate credit requires extra ssignments). Honors students may take this course for UNHO 491.
Dr. Heidi Stolz, Associate Professor of Child & Family Studies and Co-Director of the UT Center for Parenting
Credit will be given for two senior-level classes; one will be in the Department of Child and Family
Studies (CFS 460/497: Contemporary Lives of Children in England and US: An Ecological and Multicultural Approach), and the other in Psychology (PSYC 420: History of Psychology). Students will receive 6 total credits.
Last summer, the Early Learning Center hosted its first annual Early Learning Institute, Cultivating Our Natural Learning Community. During the two-day institute, more than one hundred educators from across the country participated in sessions and workshops, focusing on natural learning initiatives. Sessions were hosted at the L&N Stem Academy and World’s Fair Park.
Classroom teachers, nature enthusiasts, researchers, and program directors comprised the varied group of presenters who covered a diverse range of nature-themed topics. Sessions about mud play, gardening with very young children, inquiry-based learning practices, and the benefits of spending time outdoors with children were among the sessions and workshops offered.