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Ch 1: AEPA Phys Ed: Growth & Development

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Prepare for the AEPA Physical Education exam by reviewing these lessons on growth and development. Each lesson features a short self-assessment you can take to determine how well you comprehend the information you've studied.

AEPA Phys. Ed: Growth & Development - Chapter Summary

As part of your studies for the AEPA Physical Education exam, you can look over the brief video lessons presented in this chapter. These lessons will ready you for questions on the exam that focus on growth and development, specifically relating to:

  • Physical growth in early childhood, adolescence, and early adulthood
  • The importance of play and changes in cognitive development throughout life
  • Emotional development and contributing factors
  • Gender development
  • Significant motor, brain, and sensory growth in infancy

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14 Lessons in Chapter 1: AEPA Phys Ed: Growth & Development
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What Is Physical Development? - Definition and Examples

1. What Is Physical Development? - Definition and Examples

Everyone grows and changes throughout their lives. In this lesson, we'll look at some important times in physical development, including childhood and old age, and how physical development contributes to other types of development.

Physical Development in Early Childhood

2. Physical Development in Early Childhood

Between the ages of two and seven, children grow and develop dramatically. Watch this lesson to look at some of the physical developments in early childhood, including balance, fine motor coordination and brain development.

Physical Growth in Adolescence

3. Physical Growth in Adolescence

Adolescents go through many physical changes. Watch this lesson to find out some of the physical developments that happen during adolescence, including those related to puberty, growth spurts and gender differences in growth.

Physical Development and Health in Early Adulthood

4. Physical Development and Health in Early Adulthood

Despite the fact that most people are fully grown by early adulthood, it is still a time of physical development. In this lesson, we'll explore the physical and health issues that people in early adulthood experience.

What are Cognitive, Social, and Emotional Development?

5. What are Cognitive, Social, and Emotional Development?

People grow and develop in many different ways and in many different areas. In this lesson, we'll look closer at three types of human development: cognitive, social, and emotional development.

Cognitive Development in Children: Conservation, Decentration & Centration

6. Cognitive Development in Children: Conservation, Decentration & Centration

As children grow, so do their thinking skills, knowledge, and learning. Watch this lesson to learn about how young children develop cognitively, including the key cognitive concepts of centration, decentration, and conservation.

The Role of Play in Cognitive Development

7. The Role of Play in Cognitive Development

When we think of childhood, we often think of playing. But did you know that playing is vital to a child's healthy development? In this lesson, we will learn about the various types of play that aid a child's cognitive growth.

Changes in Cognitive Development During Adolescence

8. Changes in Cognitive Development During Adolescence

Adolescence is a period of great change. Changes in the way teenagers think can cause them to do things like argue with adults. Watch this lesson for more information on the cognitive changes that occur in adolescence.

Life Influences on Cognitive Development in Early Adulthood

9. Life Influences on Cognitive Development in Early Adulthood

Though adults don't physically grow as they age, they do still grow mentally. In this lesson, we'll look closer at cognitive development in adulthood, including how it is influenced by college and work experiences.

Emotional Development Through the Lifespan

10. Emotional Development Through the Lifespan

The expression and experience of emotion develops and changes throughout the lifespan. This lesson will examine this process, and end with a short quiz to test what you have learned.

The Role of Culture, School, and Media in Social and Emotional Development

11. The Role of Culture, School, and Media in Social and Emotional Development

Everyone changes and grows throughout his or her life, but that change is influenced by many factors. In this lesson, we'll look at socioemotional development and how culture, school, and media, like television, impact it.

Peers, Schools, and Adolescent Development

12. Peers, Schools, and Adolescent Development

Adolescence is a time of change for most people. In this lesson, we'll look at the changes that occur in adolescence, including why peer groups become so important to teenagers and how school affects development.

The Impact of Socialization on Gender

13. The Impact of Socialization on Gender

The following lesson covers how boys and girls are taught how to be boys and girls and where and by whom they are taught this behavior. A short quiz will follow to check your understanding.

Motor, Sensory & Brain Development in the First Two Years of Life

14. Motor, Sensory & Brain Development in the First Two Years of Life

Babies grow and change so much in the first two years of life, and many of those changes are directly tied to the brain and its key functions. In this lesson, we'll look at brain, motor and sensory development in infants.

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