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- Developmental milestones
- Nature vs. nurture
- Jean Piaget's theory of cognitive development
- Assimilation and accommodation
- Lev Vygotsky's theory of cognitive development
- The zone of proximal development
- Social constructivism and mediated learning
- Developmental impacts on interpersonal relationships
- Erikson's stages of identity formation
- Linguistics and language development in children
- Bilingual, immersive and multicultural education
- Moral and prosocial behavior
- Carol Gilligan's theory of moral development
- Kohlberg's stages of moral development
- Gender differences in classrooms
1. Child and Adolescent Development: Developmental Milestones & Nature vs. Nurture
How does a child develop cognitively? Which influences development more - genetics or the environment? How important are early experiences in the growth and cognitive development of a child? These are some of the major questions that guide the work of researchers in the field of educational psychology. This lesson will begin to address these questions by describing the basic principles that characterize child and adolescent development.
2. Using Cognitive Development Psychology in the Classroom
Do you ever feel bombarded with the amount of new information in a class? How do you process new information in order to create usable knowledge? These are the types of questions cognitive psychologists and teachers seek to answer. This lesson will explore and apply the major assumptions of cognitive development and psychology.
3. 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.
4. Assimilation & Accommodation in Psychology: Definition & Examples
How do assimilation and accommodation help a child adapt to his environment? You'll explore how established and changing patterns of information drive a child's intellectual growth as he learns about cats and dogs.
5. Jean Piaget's Stages of Cognitive Development
Jean Piaget developed a theory of cognitive development that described and explained the changes in logical thinking of children and adolescents. Within that theory, he identified four stages of cognitive development through which all learners must proceed. This lesson will introduce you to and differentiate between those stages.
6. Lev Vygotsky's Theory of Cognitive Development
The role of culture and social interactions are imperative to cognitive development, according to psychologist, Lev Vygotsky. This lesson will discuss how social interactions play a role in cognitive development of children, provide an overview of Vygotsky's cultural-historical theory and describe the stages of speech and language development.
7. Zone of Proximal Development and Scaffolding in the Classroom
Psychologist Lev Vygotsky developed a theory of cognitive development which focused on the role of culture in the development of higher mental functions. Several concepts arose from that theory that are important to classroom learning. This lesson will focus on two concepts: zone of proximal development and scaffolding.
8. Social Constructivism and the Mediated Learning Experience
A well-accepted fact among educational psychologists is the idea that knowledge is not absorbed but rather constructed through a person's experiences with his or her environment. This knowledge may be constructed individually or collaboratively. This lesson will briefly explain the processes behind knowledge construction and provide information on how socially constructed knowledge can advance the cognitive development of learners.
9. Tools to Advance Cognitive Development
The word 'tool' has a connotation of something that aids us. Normally, we think of tools being something manipulated with our hands to help us build. In this lesson, we will learn about tools designed to promote cognitive development.
10. Differences between Piaget & Vygotsky's Cognitive Development Theories
Two of the most recognized cognitive psychologists, Jean Piaget and Lev Vygotsky, developed theories that addressed cognitive development and learning among children and adolescents. While there are similarities between the two theories, differences exist, and those differences are critical to the understanding and application of the theories in educational settings. This lesson will highlight those major differences.
11. 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.
12. Erikson's Stages of Psychosocial Development: Theory & Examples
How do we form identities as we age and grow? To answer this question, Erik Erikson came up with eight stages of identity formation that revolve around conflict and resolution. Who are you, and who will you become after completing this lesson?
13. Linguistics: Language Development in Children
How does a baby's babble turn into intelligible speech? Are there underlining innate traits that drive language development in children? Or is it the social interaction with others that encourages language development? This lesson will explore these questions and discuss how aspects of language change over time.
14. Bilingual Education, Immersion & Multicultural Education
Educators use many approaches for second-language instruction. The approaches vary based on the individual needs of the learner, focusing on his or her current language abilities, background, and cultural experiences. This lesson will differentiate between the different types of second-language instruction, including immersion, bilingual education, and multicultural education.
15. Moral & Prosocial Behavior: Definitions & Examples of Classroom Applications
Caring, volunteering, empathizing with others: these are all traits of moral and prosocial behavior. As children age, they develop such moral and prosocial behaviors and traits. This lesson will define these key terms and discuss ways to promote moral and prosocial behavior in the classroom.
16. Carol Gilligan's Theory of Moral Development
How does one choose between right and wrong? Are there differences in moral development based on gender? Psychologist Carol Gilligan proposed a theory that highlights the differences between male and female moral development.
17. Kohlberg's Stages of Moral Development
How do people learn to make morally sound decisions? To illustrate Kohlberg's levels of moral development, we'll follow Lauren as she makes difficult decisions.
18. Gender Differences in the Classroom: Physical, Cognitive & Behavioral
Growing up, did you ever observe gender differences among girls and boys in school? Do you still observe gender differences as an adult? There are established gender differences noted in a variety of contexts. This lesson will explore specific differences in physical and motor skills, cognitive abilities and more.
19. Gender Differences: The Nature Versus Nurture Debate
Are boys better in math and science courses than girls? Are girls better at activities like dance? Gender stereotypes are abundant in society. Are these stereotypes based on real differences or perpetuated opinions? This lesson focuses on gender differences and the influence of nature versus nurture.
20. Egocentric Speech: Piaget & Vygotsky
In this lesson, we define egocentric speech and take a look at its role in child development. We also compare Piaget and Vygotsky's viewpoints on egocentric speech.
21. Freud's Phallic Stage of Development
The phallus is the focus of Freud's third stage of Psychosexual development. In this lesson, learn about this state of development and how it affects both girls and boys.
22. Phonology: Definition, Rules & Examples
All languages follow a specific set of rules that determine how we sound when speaking. The study of these rules is called phonology. This lesson will introduce you to phonology and provide several examples of phonological processes.
23. 3rd Grade Science Fair Projects
Science fairs are an exciting way for students to research a topic and create interesting projects demonstrating what they learned. This lesson will provide some examples of science fair projects for third grade.
24. Alphabet Lessons for Kindergarten and Preschool
Teaching the alphabet is a large part of teaching preschool and kindergarten. This lesson will give you several activities you can use to teach this important skill to your students.
25. Classroom Rules and Procedures for Preschool
In this lesson, we will look at classroom rules and procedures for preschool. We'll define what a rule is and look at examples of rules that you would want to consider for your classroom. We'll also look at procedures and the importance of teaching them to your students.
26. Community Helpers for Preschool
Teaching preschool students about community helpers connects them to their neighborhood and lets them see and practice these types of occupations. In this lesson, you'll explore ways to educate your preschoolers about these varied community workers.
27. Current Trends in Early Childhood Education
This lesson is about current trends in early childhood education. We will outline three current trends in early childhood education and discuss what these trends look like in the classroom and how these trends impact student learning.
28. Elementary School Classroom Rules and Procedures
Rules and procedures are an important part of any classroom environment. This lesson will highlight ways in which you can successfully implement and reinforce rules at the elementary school level. A short quiz will follow to test your knowledge.
29. Financial Literacy for Middle School Students
This lesson focuses on financial literacy for middle school students. Aspects of financial literacy are laid out in three areas: basic budgeting, how finances work, and advanced aspects of finances.
30. High School Health Class: Topics and Activities
This exciting lesson will assist you in creating engaging health education lessons for high school students. Read on to learn about potential topics and activities for health education, as well as suggestions for making teaching uncomfortable topics less awkward.
31. Language Delays in Children: Definition, Examples & Types
Find out just what a language delay is and some of the potential factors that cause this problem. An example is provided and a short, anti-Teletubbies quiz follows.
32. Math Strategies for Special Education Students
Teaching mathematics in the special education classroom takes patience, creativity, and a variety of instructional strategies. Providing resources, using a multi-sensory approach to instruction, and frequent repetition are strategies that can help struggling students be successful in the math classroom.
33. Plant Activities for Preschool
Young children are naturally curious about the world around them. They question where, why and how as they learn how things work. Add in their love for all things dirty and you have the makings for lots of learning activities focusing on plants!
34. Technology in the Early Childhood Classroom
Technology is an incredibly important part of any classroom. This lesson will introduce you to several pieces of technology that you will likely see in many early childhood classrooms.
35. What is K-12 Curriculum?
This lesson will define K-12 Curriculum as a general term used by educators to describe courses, goals for learning, and learning activities experienced by students in grades kindergarten through twelve.
36. Child Development Research Topics
In psychology, the study of human development started out as the study of child development. In many ways, topics in this field continue to develop because of current events and interests, much like they did in the study's early days.
37. Child Sexual Abuse: Definition & Statistics
This lesson discusses how child sexual abuse is defined and relates relevant statistics. A broad definition that covers all aspects of child sexual abuse is given along with statistics related to prevalence and outcomes.
38. Famous Childhood Development Experiments
Some experiments in psychology seem destined to make headlines. This lesson discusses three examples of noteworthy experiments in the field of developmental psychology and why they're famous.
39. Sleep Talking in Children
Sleep talking is fairly common in children and is often harmless. Learn all about sleep talking in this lesson including the definition, cause, when it occurs, and treatment techniques if needed. You will also learn about other sleep disorders that can cooccur with sleep talking.
40. What Is Child Trauma? - Symptoms & Effects
This lesson discusses how child trauma can be identified by listing some symptoms and their effects. A scenario is given that demonstrates childhood trauma and treatment options are discussed.
41. What Is Childhood Amnesia?
This lesson looks at the phenomena of childhood, or infantile, amnesia. The lesson defines the condition, explains how researchers believe that it happens, and why it is a normal condition every person shares.
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