mte511 | Graduate
Child/adolescent Growth, Development, And Learning
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History and Research on the Study of Human Development, Stages of Physical Development
- Analyze major theories and significant events in human development that have affected student learning throughout history.
- Compare the theories of leading human development theorists.
- Evaluate the application of educational theory to classroom observations.
- Examine the stages of physical development in infancy, early childhood, middle childhood, and adolescence.
- Identify environmental considerations that influence brain development.
- Identify effective strategies for encouraging the healthy nutrition of children and youth.
Stages of Cognitive and Intellectual Development
- Compare varying theories of cognitive development.
- Relate the stages of cognitive development in infancy, early childhood, middle childhood, and adolescence to learning experiences.
- Examine how the theory of information processing relates attention and memory.
- Analyze the application and impact of intelligence and intelligence testing on learning.
Stages of Language Development
- Compare the stages of language development.
- Evaluate the components, theories, and stages of language development.
- Analyze the implications of language development on teaching and learning for all students.
Stages of Social and Emotional Development; Development and Perception of Gender Roles
- Examine 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 adolescence.
- Examine the stages of social and emotional development in infancy, early childhood, middle childhood, and adolescence.
- Analyze changes in self-esteem from early childhood through adolescence.
- Evaluate the development, adoption, and changes of gender roles and identity from early childhood to adolescence.
External Influences on Child and Adolescent Development
- Analyze how family structures influence behavior and functioning in children and adolescents.
- Analyze the influence of various child-rearing styles on child and adolescent development.
- Justify the importance of peer relationships on development.
- Analyze the effects media and technology have on student development and learning.
- Describe the physiological and sociological effects of alcohol, narcotics, drugs, and tobacco.
Learning Experiences and Teacher Decision Making
- Compare classroom management strategies between the different stages of development.
- Evaluate a variety of play-based strategies and how they vary among the different stages of development.
- Analyze the role of language and culture in learning and how this influences classroom decisions.
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