Child and Family Studies

College of Education, Health & Human Sciences


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Child and Family Studies Assistant or Associate Professor Position

To learn about this position, click here for more information.

Seminar series: The Evolution of a Research Career on Children and Families at Risk

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Study Abroad Opportunities

DENMARK

May 24th – June 11th 2016
Undergraduate students can choose to receiveDenmark-city view
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.

Faculty Contact:
Dr. Heidi Stolz, Associate Professor of Child & Family Studies and Co-Director of the UT Center for Parenting
E-mail: hstolz@utk.edu

LONDON

June 2016
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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.

Faculty Contacts:
Dr. Elizabeth Cooper, Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology
Email: ecooperj@utk.edu
Dr. Elsa Nownes, Instructor, Department of Child & Family Studies
Email: enownes@utk.edu

Going Natural

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.

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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.

For information about next summer’s institute (June 3–4, 2016), visit elc.utk.edu/early-learning-institute. Article featured in the recent issue of Accolades, Fall 2015.




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