This course provides an overview of adolescent development, including the biological, cognitive, and social changes during the period between childhood and adulthood. The psychosocial developmental period is explored, and current trends and methods of teaching and learning in a middle school are examined and practiced.
Middle-Level Factors, Characteristics, and Effects on Adolescence
Classify factors that affect adolescent achievement in middle school.
Middle-Level Factors, Characteristics, and Effects on Adolescence Cont.
Evaluate characteristics of effective middle-level instruction, management, and organization.
Contexts of Adolescence Cont.
Inspect the role of the school in adolescent development.
Contexts of Adolescence
Examine adolescent relationships with family and peer groups.
Utilize technology to access reliable adolescent development resources from electronic media.
Examine psychosocial problems in adolescence.
Assess the importance of intimacy and sexuality as adolescent issues.
Examine the development of emotional and behavioral autonomy.
Compare and contrast the theoretical perspectives of the adolescent identity crisis.
Fundamental Changes During Adolescence
Identify the process of social redefinition.
Analyze changes in social status.
Evaluate popular theoretical perspectives on adolescent thinking.
Examine cognitive transitions during adolescence.
Examine biological transitions in adolescence including puberty and somatic development.
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