Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences
Date of Last Revision
Early Childhood Inclusive Teacher Preparation
Number of Credits
Bachelor of Science in Education
Date of Expected Graduation
More than 3.1 million children a year are either abused or neglected (The State, 2022). During my student teaching this semester, I have seen first-hand the importance of trauma-informed learning in the classroom. How we teach our children has changed a lot throughout time, but change can be very important in making sure that students get the most out of their education and making sure that they can be productive members of society once they graduate and go out on their own. Trauma-informed learning is one big change happening in education. Trauma-informed learning is an understanding of how trauma can impact learning and behavior on the children in the classroom and how it can be used to help support students with trauma who may have a harder time in school. This literature review seeks to analyze how trauma-informed learning can help students in the classroom and to use this information to explain why it should be thoroughly taught within EDFN 220 Educational Psychology as well as how I believe it should be done.
By teaching trauma-informed learning early on in their degree, future teachers will better understand how to implement trauma-informed learning. By receiving an education about trauma-informed learning in college and not just once the teacher is being trained by a trauma-informed school, the teacher will go into job interviews already being trauma-informed and ready to help students as soon as they start.
Honors Faculty Advisor
Dr. Lynn Kline
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Ore, Alexis, "Trauma Informed Learning in the Classroom: A Literature Review" (2023). Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects. 1727.