This course will provide students with an understanding of the major theories of child and adolescent development. It will examine the research methods appropriate to the study of development. In addition, it will look at the overview of issues in child development within the cross-cultural and multi-cultural contexts.
The learner will:
The learner can:
|1. Introduce the major topics, issues, terminology, and guidelines to create a quality environment and quality instruction.||1.1 Describe methods of child study and explain authentic assessment.
1.2 Explain how perception is a critical aspect of learning.
1.3 Construct a list of guidelines for creating a quality environment and quality instruction.
|2. Examine the growth and development of children and factors that affect physical growth||2.1 Identify the important factors in infant communication
2.2 Articulate the sociocultural aspects of toddler cognitive and language development
2.3 Identify the six factors that affect physical growth
|3. Demonstrate an understanding in the importance of the contexts (relationship) within which children develop in factors that can affect school achievement and adjustment.||3.1 Explain the importance of culture in language development and use.
3.2 Select important adult responsibilities in support of language diversity.
3.3 Describe various factors that can affect school achievement and adjustment.
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|Topics in Part 2|
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