mte505 | Graduate
Child And Adolescent Development
This graduate-level course is 6 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
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Stages of Cognitive, Intellectual, and Language Development
- Compare and contrast varying theories of cognitive development
- Examine the theory of information processing as it applies to attention and memory
- Describe the applications of information processing to student learning
- Evaluate teacher behaviors that promote students' thinking abilities
- Examine the stages of cognitive development in infancy, early childhood, middle childhood, and adolescence
Stages of Cognitive, Intellectual, and Language Development (cont.)
- Analyze definitions of intelligence
- Examine the application and impact of intelligence testing on learning
- Describe the components and theories of language development
- Explain the stages of language development
Gender Roles and Stereotyping
- Analyze changes in gender identity from early childhood through adolescence
- Describe various influences on gender stereotyping
- Explain the development and adoption of gender roles
Stages of Social and Emotional Development
- Examine the stages of social and emotional development in infancy, early childhood, middle childhood, and adolescence
- Describe the relationship of social and emotional development to student learning and behavior
- Describe the development of self-awareness in infants and toddlers
- Analyze changes in self-esteem from early childhood through adolescence
Stages of Social and Emotional Development (cont.)
- Describe morality as it relates to societal norms and social understanding
- Examine the development of moral reasoning and self control in early and middle childhood and in adolescence
History and Research on the Study of Human Development
- Evaluate the application of educational theory to classroom observations
- Describe the history and study of human development and the issues that have guided study in the field
- Identify the leading life span theorists and their theories
Family Influences on Child and Adolescent Development
- Examine the functions that modern families play in society
- Describe the influence of various child-rearing styles on development in early and middle childhood and in adolescence
- Analyze how family structures influence behavior and functioning in children and adolescents
Peer and Media Influences on Child and Adolescent Development
- Describe the importance of peer relations on development
- Analyze the impact of the media on student learning
Stages of Physical Development
- Examine the stages of physical development in infancy, early childhood, middle childhood, and adolescence
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