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1 What is child development? Child development is a field of study that seeks to understand all aspects of human growth and development from birth until adulthood.

2 What are the five areas of development? 1. Physical development refers to the changes in your body stature. Height, weight, bone development,and muscular development and coordination (motor skills) are examples of physical development

3 What are the five areas of development? 1. Physical 2. Intellectual development is the ability for the brain to receive, interpret and send messages. As your brain develops, you gain the ability to reason and use complex thought processes

4 What are the five areas of development? 1. Physical 2. Intellectual 3. Social development is the process of learning how to relate to and interact with others

5 What are the five areas of development? 1. Physical 2. Intellectual 3. Social 4. Emotional development is the process of learning to recognize and express one s feelings and learning to establish one s identity and individuality

6 What are the five areas of development? 1. Physical 2. Intellectual 3. Social 4. Emotional 5. Moral development is the process of gradually learning to base one s behavior on personal beliefs of right and wrong

7 Areas of Development George s mother measures his height and that of his brothers Kate and Linda play together every day at their preschool. Sometimes they let Tricia join in

8 Areas of Development In kindergarten the children learn the letters of the alphabet and the numbers from 1 to 10 When his parents divorced, Rick began to withdraw from other people and to write in a diary every night

9 Areas of Development After John took a block, Ernie objected, saying That s not fair. It s not your turn! Edie loved doing jigsaw puzzles

10 What are the five characteristics of development? 1. Development is similar for everyone Children all over the world go through the same stages of development in approximately the same order. Babies lift their head before they can lift their bodies, sit up, crawl, stand, walk and run.

11 What are the five characteristics of development? 1. Development is similar for everyone 2. Development builds on earlier learning - development follows an orderly sequence, a step-by-step pattern. A new skill is developed upon the foundation of an existing skill. Example learning multiplication one must understand the concept of numbers and how to do addition

12 What are the five characteristics of development? 1. Development is similar for everyone 2. Development builds on earlier learning 3. Development proceeds at an individual rate each child is an individual and the style and rate of growth will differ from one child to another A child who learns to walk/talk - early/late

13 What are the five characteristics of development? 1. Development is similar for everyone 2. Development builds on earlier learning 3. Development proceeds at an individual rate 4. The different areas of development are interrelated (Physical, Intellectual, Social, Emotional,& Moral) Development of a task can not be taught in isolation. Learning a new task involves (in most cases) the interaction of the five areas of development

14 What are the five characteristics of development? 1. Development is similar for everyone 2. Development builds on earlier learning 3. Development proceeds at an individual rate 4. The different areas of development are interrelated 5. Development is continuous throughout life Development does not stop at a certain age. Development is sometimes rapid and at times it is much slower. We all continue to develop in many ways throughout life.

15 What are the two influences of development? 1. Heredity (nature) is the passing on of characteristics that are physically inherited from previous generations. (Genetic makeup, DNA) 2. Environment (nurture) is the people, places, and things that surround and influence an individual

16 What are the five stages of development? Childhood (Birth to 10 years) Adolescence- (11 to 17 years) Young Adulthood- (18 to 30 s) Middle Life-(40 s to 60 s) Late Life-(70 s on)

17 What is a theory? A theory is a framework that organizes and gives meaning to ideas and actions, and to guide decisions.

18 What is a theory? Theories are tested by research to provide confirmation and suggest practices for implementation

19 What is a theory? Theories help us organize the complexity of development into manageable ideas that describe, explain, and predict behavior in young children

20 Theories Currently there are three major theories to explain how children grow and develop

21 Theories Heredity (nature) - Development is a result of the child s innate biological makeup. Growth and development becomes a process of waiting and watching as the child follows his/her biological programming

22 Theories Environment (nurture) Development is a result of environmental influences on the child. The child comes into the world waiting for experience to influence what will become of him/her.

23 Theories Interactional (nature & nuture) Development is influenced both by biological heredity (nature) and environment (nurture), as well as by the dynamic interplay between the two

24 Developmental Theorists Erik Erikson- Personality-Social Jean Piaget Intellectual Development Abraham Hierarchy of Needs-Emotional Maslow Sigmund Psychoanalytical Theory-Moral Freud

25 Assignment Students will create a presentation on one of the following theorists: Erik Erikson Jean Piaget Abraham Maslow Sigmund Freud

26 Assignment You need to: Identify the theorist Explain his theory Explain how his theory applies to child development Apply his theory using real life situations Create a vocabulary/key term sheet

27 Assignment Group Responsibility Packets on your theorist will be distributed, they are to remain in class and do not mark on them All students are to participate in the activity Time: one class period to prepare presentation Groups not presenting are required to ask a minimum of 2 high quality questions to the presenting group

28 Assignment - Absent? Students who are absent from either the work day or the presentation day will be required to submit through Moodle a typed three page paper explaining his/her theorist and how it applies to child development Assignment due date will be the next scheduled class Failure to submit will result in loss of both participation points and presentation points

29 Assignment Planning Rubric Clear vision of presentation Tasks delegated in a fair and equitable distribution Managed time, resources and work space Completed task on time Students are prepared to start at the beginning of class

30 Assignment Presentation Rubric Presentation is well organized Presentation is well developed and easy to understand Visual reflects and enhances the presentation All members participated in the presentation Real life examples are included in the presentation to enhance the explanation

31 Resources

32 Quiz 1. Abraham Maslow has levels in his Hierarchy of Needs. What are they? 2. At the stage, 7 12 year-olds begin to deal with abstract concepts such as numbers and relationships

33 Quiz 3. Erikson believed at birth newborns feel conflict between A. Identity vs. Inferiority B. Trust vs. Mistrust C. Initiative vs. Guilt D. Identity vs. Role Confusion

34 Quiz 4. Jean Piaget s research goal was to understand human behavior patterns. A. True B. False 5. Sigmund Freud developed the.

35 Quiz 1. Abraham Maslow has FIVE_ levels in his Hierarchy of Needs. What are they? Physiological, security, love and belonging, self-esteem, self actualization 2. At the CONCRETE OPERATIONAL stage, 7 12 year-olds begin to deal with abstract concepts such as numbers and relationships

36 Quiz 3. Erikson believed at birth newborns feel conflict between A. Identity vs. Inferiority B. Trust vs. Mistrust C. Initiative vs. Guilt D. Identity vs. Role Confusion

37 Quiz 4. Jean Piaget s research goal was to understand human behavior patterns. A. True B. False 5. Sigmund Freud developed the PSYCHOANALYTICAL THEORY.

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