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Tufts University: David Elkind - Child Development - Professor ratings, reviews and much more | JumboAccess
David Elkind | CD001 - Intro to Child Development | Child Development2005-12-03

Review:
Classes were stiff and boring, but the teacher was very knowledgeable about the material, having written his own books and theories on the stuff we were learning. It was easy and extremely tempting not to go to class, especially since his notes are on blackboard, but if you listen to him carefully in class he's actually interesting and funny. One on one he?s really helpful, and it's funny to see that he can be shy around students being such a big name but yeah the class is doable, going to lectures help, but not absolutely necessary, do the readings, which can be a lot if you don't keep up, but easy reading.

Workload:
Workload was not bad at all. You had 3 exams, non cumulative, and no final and they were all very straightforward, no tricks or anything, do the reading and you're good. For the recitation sections, you had a group presentation/paper (3-5 pgs) to do which I thought was actually fun since we had to basically pick a media and relate it, in my case my group did Aladdin. The review sessions are helpful too since they highlight the things you should look over again before the test.


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Tufts University: David Elkind - Child Development - Professor ratings, reviews and much more | JumboAccess
David Elkind | CD001 - Intro to Child Development | Child Development2005-11-29

Review:
This was a pretty good course. Elkind is pretty boring but he knows what he is talking about and it is great to take a class from such a prestigious person. Sometimes he is a little hard to understand but he is still a very good teacher.

Workload:
The tests were really easy and the workload is pretty light.


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Tufts University: David Elkind - Child Development - Professor ratings, reviews and much more | JumboAccess
David Elkind | CD001 - Intro to Child Development | Child Development2005-06-03

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Prof. Elkind is incredibly experienced, knowledgeable, and caring. He is not a very dynamic speaker, but if you listen through the lectures you will realize that he has invaluable information to impart. I would certainly recommend taking a CD class from Prof. E., given his tremendous work in the field. He is very available outside of class, although you probably won't need his help, as the course is quite straight-forward.

Workload:
Prof. E. makes not attempt to trick you - exams are straight-forward, and the class average usually winds up being quite high. You also have to do projects for your TA, which can be fun, but also can be a bit more frustrating if the TA doesn't know what she or he is doing.


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Tufts University: David Elkind - Child Development - Professor ratings, reviews and much more | JumboAccess
David Elkind | CD001 - Intro to Child Development | Child Development2005-03-14

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Professor Elkind is a brilliant man. He has worked closely with the theorists you read about in the textbook which is pretty cool. He knows his stuff. The lectures are all over the place, but he gives good example illustrating things you read about. It helps when trying to remember it during the test. The tests were fair and he posts all notes on blackboard so if you miss a lecture, it's not a big deal

Workload:
Reading was a bit much but really useful. Only 3 tests (non cumulative) one paper and one presentation. Definitely do-able.


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Tufts University: David Elkind - Child Development - Professor ratings, reviews and much more | JumboAccess
David Elkind | CD001 - Intro to Child Development | Child Development2005-02-28

Review:
Professor Elkind is a very kind person who loves his job. Although he seems to be all over the place in lectures, he posts all of his notes on Blackboard so students can look them over. The recitation is very helpful in reviewing information. There is not much class involvement during lectures, but Prof. Elkind makes a great effort to meet with everyone in the class over lunch, which helps to personalize the class a little better. This class makes you want to continue studying child development, and is a great starting point.

Workload:
Reading was a little time-consuming, but the textbook was very useful, and most information on the exams came from the reading. There were 3 exams (including a non-cumulative final), a 5-page paper, an oral presentation during recitation, and a short writing assignment about a classroom observation.


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