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Ch 12: Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood

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Watch online psychology video lessons to learn about child creativity, multiple intelligences, learning disorders, Renzulli's triad and more. Take self-assessment quizzes to determine how well you comprehend the material.

Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Not only is middle childhood the developmental stage during which 7-12 year olds begin to use logical thought, it's also the period when they can demonstrate abilities in areas like music and language. Watch the video lessons included here to learn about these different types of intelligences and explore the uses of IQ tests to chart a child's educational path. Listed below are just some of the topics covered in this chapter.

  • Characteristics of the operational stage of development
  • Changes to creativity, memory and attention in middle childhood
  • Intelligence types outlined by Gardner and Sternberg
  • Symptoms of common learning disorders and disabilities
  • Traits of gifted and talented individuals

Video Objective
Concrete Operational Stage of Child Development: Piaget's Logical Principles Discuss Piaget's concrete operational stage of development. Identify the significance of reversibility, reciprocity, seriation, classification, transitivity and class inclusion.
Understanding Change in Middle Childhood: Reversibility & Reciprocity Get extra instruction in the role of reversibility and reciprocity in Piaget's concrete operational stage.
Attention, Memory and Meta-Cognition Development in Middle Childhood Understand how attention, memory and meta-cognition develop and improve during middle childhood.
Child Creativity and Intelligence Examine the uses of IQ scores to measure children's intellect. Discover the link between creativity and intelligence.
Multiple Intelligences Discuss Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences. Provide examples of each of the eight intelligences.
Sternberg's Triarchic Theory of Intelligence Outline the characteristics of practical, creative and analytical intelligence as presented in Sternberg's theory.
Learning Disabilities: How to Identify Children with a Learning Disability Survey the internalizing and externalizing behaviors associated with common types of learning disabilities.
Learning Disorders and Disabilities: Definition, Causes, Treatment and Diagnosis Examine symptoms of dyscalculia, dysgraphia and dyslexia.
Advanced Cognitive Development and Renzulli's Triad Study the differences between gifted and talented individuals. Identify the three traits associated with gifted behavior according to Renzulli's theory.
Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation in Education: Definition & Examples Explore how punishment and reward impact intrinsic and extrinsic motivation.

10 Lessons in Chapter 12: Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood
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Concrete Operational Stage of Child Development: Piaget's Logical Principles

1. Concrete Operational Stage of Child Development: Piaget's Logical Principles

As children age, they begin to understand the world in new ways. In this lesson, we'll look at Piaget's concrete operational stage of development and cognitive gains made during that time, including classification, seriation, and transitivity.

Understanding Change in Middle Childhood: Reversibility & Reciprocity

2. Understanding Change in Middle Childhood: Reversibility & Reciprocity

As children grow and learn, they begin to understand the world in more and more complex ways. In this lesson, we'll examine cognitive developments made in middle childhood, including the concepts of reversibility and reciprocity.

Attention, Memory, and Meta-Cognition Development in Middle Childhood

3. Attention, Memory, and Meta-Cognition Development in Middle Childhood

As kids grow and age, their intellectual (or cognitive) skills develop as well. Watch this lesson to find out more about cognitive development in childhood, including the relationship between attention and memory, and the skill of meta-cognition.

Child Creativity and Intelligence

4. Child Creativity and Intelligence

What is an IQ score? What do these scores mean? What role does creativity play in a child's development? Explore these concepts with this lesson and test your knowledge with a quiz at the end.

What is Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences?

5. What is Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences?

Which types of intelligence do you identify with? As you watch this video on Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences, you'll learn that intelligence can be a diverse concept not limited to one area.

Sternberg's Triarchic Theory of Intelligence

6. Sternberg's Triarchic Theory of Intelligence

This lesson will help you understand the triarchic theory and the three types of intelligence proposed by Robert Sternberg: analytical, creative, and practical.

Learning Disabilities: How to Identify Children with a Learning Disability

7. Learning Disabilities: How to Identify Children with a Learning Disability

Identifying children with a learning disability can be tricky because it can be confused with a lack of interest in a school subject. In this lesson, we will look at how learning disabilities can be identified and the three most common learning disabilities: dyscalculia, dysgraphia and dyslexia.

Learning Disorders and Disabilities: Definition, Causes, Treatment and Diagnosis

8. Learning Disorders and Disabilities: Definition, Causes, Treatment and Diagnosis

Why do some students struggle to learn? What types of learning disabilities affect students? In this lesson, we'll look closely at three common learning disorders: dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia.

Advanced Cognitive Development and Renzulli's Triad

9. Advanced Cognitive Development and Renzulli's Triad

In this lesson, we will explore advanced cognitive development in terms of a gifted child. We will also define what it means to be gifted and Joseph Renzulli's model of giftedness.

Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation in Education: Definition & Examples

10. Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation in Education: Definition & Examples

Intrinsic and extrinsic are the two types of motivation. Learn more about intrinsic and extrinsic motivation from definitions and examples, then test your knowledge with a quiz.

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