mte506 | Graduate

Child And Adolescent Development

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This course explores the range of issues related to human development from birth through age 18. The focus of the course is on defining the various stages as they impact instructional practice and decisions in a K–12 environment. Emotional, intellectual, physiological, social, and cultural factors are discussed. Peer and family influences, along with issues related to media themes and gender bias, are examined.

This graduate-level course is 4 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 2
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 4 weeks

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    Stages of Cognitive and Intellectual Development, Stages of Language Development

    • Analyze the application and impact of intelligence and intelligence testing on learning.
    • Evaluate teacher behaviors that promote all students’ thinking abilities.
    • Describe the components, theories, and stages of language development.
    • Analyze the implications of language development of teaching and learning for all students.
    • Compare varying theories of cognitive development.
    • Examine the stages of cognitive development in infancy, early childhood, middle childhood, and adolescence.
    • Examine the theory and application of information processing as it applies to attention, memory, and student learning.

    Stages of Social and Emotional Development, Development and Perceptions of Gender Roles

    • 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 diverse student learning and behavior.
    • Describe the development of self-awareness in infants and toddlers.
    • Analyze changes in self-esteem from early childhood through adolescence.
    • Examine the development of moral reasoning and self-control from early childhood to adolescence and how it relates to diverse societal norms.
    • Explain the development, adoption, and changes of gender roles and identity from early childhood to adolescence.
    • Describe various influences on perceptions of gender roles.

    Family Influences on Child and Adolescent Development, Peer and Media Influences on Child and Adolescent Development

    • 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.
    • Describe the importance of peer relationships on development.
    • Analyze the effects of media and technology on student development and learning.
    • Describe the physiological and sociological effects of alcohol, narcotics, drugs, and tobacco.

    History and Research on the Study of Human Development, Stages of Physical Development

    • Describe the history of the study of human development and the issues that have guided study in the field.
    • Identify the leading human development theorists and their theories.
    • Evaluate the application of educational theory in observations of classroom practice.
    • Examine the stages of physical development in infancy, early childhood, middle childhood, and adolescence.
    • Identify effective strategies for encouraging the healthy nutrition of children and youth.
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