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Ch 36: Childhood Development

About This Chapter

This chapter is designed to strengthen your knowledge of childhood development. Review engaging video and text lessons to gain greater insight into health and fitness in middle school, the effect of culture on education and more.

Childhood Development - Chapter Summary

There are a number of factors that impact a child's development. Explore this chapter's short lessons to boost your knowledge of those factors. Learn about cognitive processes in learning, how different parenting styles impact learners, the effect interpersonal relationships have on social development and more. After completing this chapter, you will have the knowledge to:

  • Identify types of cognitive processes in learning
  • List and describe the six basic assumptions of Piaget's theory of cognitive development
  • Describe how education is impacted by culture, socialization and culture shock
  • Share how to teach young children in multicultural classrooms
  • Discuss what individuals should consider when making the decision to have children
  • Detail steps that can be taken to help children in middle childhood combat obesity
  • Provide details about how interpersonal relationships affect social and cognitive development

Navigate the lessons with ease by choosing one lesson to review then scrolling along the right-hand sidebar to select others. Both the video and text lessons are brief, enabling you to fit your review of childhood development into a busy schedule. Assess your understanding by taking multiple-choice quizzes. A chapter exam is also available to reinforce lesson concepts.

8 Lessons in Chapter 36: Childhood Development
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Cognitive Processes in Learning: Types, Definition & Examples

1. Cognitive Processes in Learning: Types, Definition & Examples

Explore the cognitive processes your brain is going through right now to learn information. We'll define key terms and discuss the two leading theories.

Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development

2. Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development

Jean Piaget's theory of cognitive development focuses on how learners interact with their environment to develop complex reasoning and knowledge. This lesson will focus on the six basic assumptions of that theory, including the key terms: assimilation, accommodation and equilibration.

The Effect of Culture, Socialization & Culture Shock on Education

3. The Effect of Culture, Socialization & Culture Shock on Education

In this lesson we will explore the effect of culture on the socialization of children. We will also seek to understand the impact that culture has on their educational experiences.

Impact of Parenting Styles on Different Styles of Learners

4. Impact of Parenting Styles on Different Styles of Learners

When you got in trouble as a child, how did your parents react? This lesson covers four different parenting styles identified in educational psychology, including authoritarian, authoritative, indulgent, and neglecting. Typical results from each parenting style are discussed in terms of children's behaviors, as well as application of the styles in a classroom environment.

Teaching Young Children in Multicultural Classrooms

5. Teaching Young Children in Multicultural Classrooms

Students come to the classroom with a variety of cultural backgrounds and experiences. It is important that you create an environment where this is celebrated. This lesson gives you some tips and strategies for teaching in multicultural classrooms.

Making the Decision to Have Children

6. Making the Decision to Have Children

In this lesson, I face one of my greatest fears: talking about having kids. We'll look at some points to consider, such as the costs and the way it changes a person's life. In addition, the idea of baby fever is also looked at.

Health and Fitness in Middle Childhood

7. Health and Fitness in Middle Childhood

The United States is facing a crisis of childhood obesity. But how can we fight this epidemic? Watch this video to learn about how children grow in middle childhood and how fitness and nutrition can help with the problem of obesity.

Social & Cognitive Development: Impact on Interpersonal Relationships

8. Social & Cognitive Development: Impact on Interpersonal Relationships

How does association with a group of people impact behavior and learning? Are friendships relevant to understanding the behavior of students in a classroom? This lesson discusses social development by exploring interpersonal relationship functions and types.

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