mte506 | Graduate
Child And Adolescent Development
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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.
Stages of Cognitive and Intellectual Development, Stages of Language Development
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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