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GACE Health Education: Human Development - Chapter Summary
Use the lessons in this chapter to help you revisit the material on human development you studied in college, and possibly pick up a few facts you didn't know, all in preparation for the GACE Health Education Exam. Our videos cover all the important topics you'll be tested on, including:
- Growth, maturation and learning
- Behavioral, cognitive, developmental, social cognitive and constructivist viewpoints
- Cognitive, social and emotional development
- Physical development
- Nature vs. nurture in regards to gender development
- The interplay of genes and environment
Our expert instructors present the topics in a manner that is engaging and informative. Because we use both video lessons and self-assessment quizzes, you study the material in multiple ways which is more interesting and more effective.
Objectives of the GACE Health Education: Human Development Chapter
The GACE Health Education Exam is a comprehensive evaluation of your knowledge and understanding of all topics in health education. Your score is used to determine your eligibility for a teacher's license to teach health education in the state of Georgia. The topics in this Human Development chapter can be found within Test II, Subarea I: Personal Health and Nutrition. This subarea includes 40% of the test questions on Test II. You can take the self-assessment quizzes that accompany the videos to see how well you have mastered the material and to get some practice answering questions like the ones you'll see on the test.
All of the 100 questions on the GACE Health Education Exam, both Test I and Test II, are of the selected-response variety. This means you will read a passage or question which is followed by several possible response alternatives. From these, you must choose the single best answer.
1. What is Development? - Growth, Maturation & Learning
To many people, terms like development, growth, maturation, and learning all mean the same thing. In this lesson, we'll learn the subtle differences between each of these terms and how they apply to human life.
2. Behavioral, Cognitive, Developmental, Social Cognitive & Constructivist Perspectives
How do different people learn? Not everyone agrees. In educational psychology, there are many differing perspectives. This lesson will differentiate between the following psychological perspectives: behavioral, cognitive, developmental, social cognitive and constructivist.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. How Genetics and the Environment Interact in Human Development
Everyone is different. But what makes a person unique? In this lesson, we'll examine the way genes and the environment affect who a person is, including looking at the nature vs. nurture debate and looking at how nature and nurture influence one another.
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Other chapters within the GACE Health Education: Practice & Study Guide course
- GACE Health Education: Psychosocial Health & Well-Being
- GACE Health Education: Emotional Health & Development
- GACE Health Education: Mental Health & Stress
- GACE Health Education: Social Development & Sense of Self
- GACE Health Education: Types of Relationships
- GACE Health Education: Family Structure & Behaviors
- GACE Health Education: Human Anatomy & Physiology
- GACE Health Education: Human Reproductive Systems
- GACE Health Education: Contraception & Family Planning
- GACE Health Education: Reproduction, Pregnancy & Birth
- GACE Health Education: Human Sexuality & STDs
- GACE Health Education: Diseases & Immunity
- GACE Health Education: Personal Safety & Injury Prevention
- GACE Health Education: Sources & Functions of Nutrients
- GACE Health Education: Diet & Nutrition
- GACE Health Education: Drug & Substance Abuse
- GACE Health Education: Health Education Teachers