What is Student Development Theory?


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Why is understanding student development important for faculty, staff, and administrators?

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1. How would you define the psychosocial theory of student development?

2. Which of the following is NOT one of Chickering's stages of psychosocial theory?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

To see what you know about the student development theory and its focus, use the quiz and worksheet. Some topics you'll see on the quiz include typology and the theory of moral development.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be quizzed over:

  • Benefits of typology for college students
  • Something lacking in Kohlberg's study
  • Why student development is important to understand for administrators, staff and faculty
  • The meaning of the psychosocial theory of student development
  • Chickering's stages of psychological theory

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the student development theory
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about how typology helps college students
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of the student development theory and what it looks at

Additional Learning

As you look through the lesson named What is Student Development Theory?, you'll get to cover several objectives. These include:

  • Determine what the student development theory focuses on
  • Review characteristics of the psychosocial theory
  • Understand why moral development is important