This course is based on a National Science Foundation report designed to determine how best to improve education in the social and behavioral sciences. The purpose of this course is to review suggestions offered on specific ways to develop a strategic plan for education and training in the social and behavioral sciences, from early childhood through post-doctoral years. Included are plans designed to enhance existing NSF programs, provide new opportunities and initiatives, and immediate steps that can be taken to improve overall social and behavioral sciences education.
This course is based on the reading-based online article, Education And Training In The Social, Behavioral, And Economic Sciences: A Plan Of Action created by Levine, Felice J., et al.
National Science Foundation
Course Material Author
Levine, Felice J., et al.
Levine, Felice J., et al. authored the material only, and was not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.
This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially educational and school psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about improving education and training in the social and behavioral sciences throughout the educational lifespan. It is appropriate for all levels of participants' knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
Identify areas of emphasis designated by the NSF regarding the improvement of education in the social, behavioral, and economic (SBE) sciences.
Describe current context, best practices, and components of an action plan as they relate to improving education in the SBE sciences at all levels of learning.
Assess the new opportunities and initiatives presented regarding the improvement of education in the SBE sciences.
Become familiar with ways in which diversity can be fostered in education in the SBE sciences.
Identify "cross-cutting" themes presented throughout the course regarding pathways to advancing SBE science education.
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Planners and Reviewers
The planners of this activity have reported that they have no relevant financial relationships.
Faculty: Keith Gibson, Ph.D.
There are no relevant disclosures.
There is no commercial support for this distance-learning course.
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