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Course SummaryOur Human Growth and Development textbook course uses helpful tools like video lessons and quizzes to teach your students the essential topics they need to know. Our course costs less than a traditional textbook and is offered in a mobile-friendly, flexible online format.
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The short, engaging video lessons on topics like the prenatal stages of brain development and cognitive development in adolescents are perfect for briefly introducing a human growth and development topic and initiating class discussion. The chapter and lesson structure is similar to traditional human growth and development textbooks, making a transition to digital learning simple and straightforward. Just like you'd assign textbook reading assignments, you can assign one or more video lessons to your students conveniently through the website and even review them in class to initiate discussion or class projects.
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- Identify the human growth and development topics you're studying in class, or click on the lesson links sent to you.
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- Use the lesson quizzes and chapter exams to test your understanding of topics like Perkins' Theory of Learnable Intelligence, infant intelligence and the nativist perspective of language development.
- Submit questions to our expert instructors for additional help with any human growth and development topic covered in the course.
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- Keeping Up in Class: If you need to miss class or don't quite understand a human growth and development concept, you can use this course to make sure you don't fall behind.
- Point out human growth and development theories
- Differentiate the various methods of research
- Address how genetics can influence development
- Discuss biological factors
- Compare perceptual development and sensory development
- Identify similarities between cognitive and cognition development
- Point out how intelligence develops versus creativity, and vice versa
- Define the stages of language development
- Discover how humans develop social skills
- Study the importance of developing social relationships
- Go over concerns related to atypical development
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