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Child Development

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This course explores the development of the child from birth through eighth grade. Physical, cognitive/intellectual, social/emotional, and moral development will be examined. The course focuses on defining the various stages as they impact instructional practices and decisions in a pre K-8 environment.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Foundations of Development

    • Describe the growth and development of a newborn child through the first year.
    • Compare biological and environment influences on development (nature versus nurture).
    • Summarize essential factors of prenatal development and effects following birth.

    Infants and Toddlers: The First Two Years

    • Identify physical development of infants and toddlers.
    • Describe cognitive development of infants and toddlers.
    • Examine emotional and social development of infants and toddlers.
    • Analyze current research concerning cultural influences on the development of infants and toddlers.

    Early Childhood: Two to Six Years

    • Identify physical development in early childhood.
    • Describe cognitive development in early childhood.
    • Examine emotional and social development in early childhood.
    • Analyze Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences.

    Middle Childhood: Six to Eleven Years

    • Examine emotional and social development in middle childhood.
    • Identify physical development in middle childhood.
    • Describe cognitive development in middle childhood.

    History, Theory, and Research

    • Compare the key theories of child development.
    • Describe approaches used to conduct research on children.
    • Analyze current research concerning cultural influences on child development.
    • Identify the key developmental milestones in child development research.

    Adolescence

    • Identify physical development in adolescence.
    • Describe cognitive development in adolescence.
    • Examine emotional and social development in adolescence.
    • Assess media influences on adolescent development.
    • Explain the importance of developmental theory for teaching and learning.
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