The Role of School in Children's Social & Emotional Development


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Middle childhood lasts from ages _____.

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1. Which of the following is NOT one of the ways schools contribute to a child's socio-emotional development?

2. Vygotsky believed children learn better with the guidance from other children who are slightly ahead of them. This concept is known as:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are many influences on a child's social and emotional development. This quiz/worksheet combo will help test your understanding of the role of school in this development. You'll be tested on areas that include theories of how children learn, factors in motivation, and the social and emotional development in middle childhood.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following aspects of how school influences a child's development:

  • How motivation is linked to achievement
  • Concepts of how children learn
  • Development during middle childhood
  • Age range of middle childhood

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of social and emotional development in middle childhood
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define or identify main phrases, such as middle childhood and the term for a child learning from another, more advanced child
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the influence of school on a child's development
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about motivation and achievement

Additional Learning

To learn more about the impact of school on a child's development, review the accompanying lesson on The Role of School in Children's Social and Emotional Development. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Physical and cognitive development during middle childhood
  • The concept of school as a space to develop socially
  • A real-world example of the link between motivation and achievement