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.
Examine biological transitions in adolescence including puberty and somatic development.
Examine cognitive transitions during adolescence.
Evaluate popular theoretical perspectives on adolescent thinking.
Analyze changes in social status.
Identify the process of social redefinition.
Compare and contrast the theoretical perspectives of the adolescent identity crisis.
Examine the development of emotional and behavioral autonomy.
Assess the importance of intimacy and sexuality as adolescent issues.
Examine psychosocial problems in adolescence.
Utilize technology to access reliable adolescent development resources from electronic media.
Contexts of Adolescence
Examine adolescent relationships with family and peer groups.
Contexts of Adolescence Cont.
Inspect the role of the school in adolescent development.
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.
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