mte506ca | Graduate
Child And Adolescent Development
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Stages of Cognitive and Intellectual Development
- Examine the application and impact of intelligence testing on learning.
- Evaluate teacher behaviors that promote students’ thinking abilities.
- Compare varying theories of cognitive development.
- Examine the stages of cognitive development in infancy, early childhood, middle childhood, and adolescence.
- Examine the theory of information processing as it applies to attention and memory.
- Describe the application of information processing to student learning.
- Analyze definitions of intelligence.
Development and Perceptions of Gender Roles
- Explain the development and adoption of gender roles.
- Describe various influences on perceptions of gender roles.
- Analyze changes in gender identity from early childhood through adolescence.
History and Research on the Study of Human Development
- Identify the leading human development theorists and their theories.
- Describe the history of the study of human development and the issues that have guided study in the field.
Evaluate the application of educational theory in observations of classroom practice.
Peer and Media Influences on Child and Adolescent Development
- Describe the physiological and sociological effects of alcohol, narcotics, drugs, and tobacco.
Describe the importance of peer relationships on development.
- Analyze the effects of media on student development and learning.
Stages of Language Development
- Explain the stages of language development.
- Describe the components and theories of language development.
- Analyze the implications of language development for teaching and learning.
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.
- 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.
Family 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.
Stages of Physical Development
- 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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