Ch 9: Individual Differences in Children in Educational Psychology Lesson Plans

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The Individual Differences in Children in Educational Psychology chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the strategies for educating children with different learning styles or with special needs. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Individual Differences in Children in Educational Psychology chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Intelligence and learning styles Intelligence measurement, intelligence quotient (IQ) scores, crystallized vs. fluid intelligence, the effects of aging on intelligence, Gardner's theory on multiple intelligences, and parenting styles in relation to learning styles
Tuesday Identity construction and socialization Culture shock, socialization, culture in relation to educational experiences, sense of self, self-views, self-socialization, how the sense of self changes over time, identity, and James Marcia's identity theory
Wednesday Educating students with learning disabilities or ADHD Individual Education Plans (IEP), learning disabilities, characteristics of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and methods for educating learners with ADHD
Thursday Educating students with various special needs Speech disorders, communication disorders, behavioral disorders, emotional disorders, Asperger's syndrome, autism, delays in social or cognitive functioning, and strategies for teaching students with any of these issues
Friday Educating students with sensory challenges or advanced cognitive development Techniques for adapting lesson plans for students at different learning levels, students with sensory challenges, gifted students, Renzulli's triad, teaching students with advanced cognitive development, and the pros and cons of ability tracking or grouping in the classroom

19 Lessons in Chapter 9: Individual Differences in Children in Educational Psychology Lesson Plans
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Methods of Measuring Intelligence: Interpreting IQ Scores & Score Range

1. Methods of Measuring Intelligence: Interpreting IQ Scores & Score Range

You've probably heard of 'IQ,' but do you really know what it means? This lesson covers the history and theory behind the famous idea of an intelligence quotient (including the inventor of IQ, Alfred Binet), and will help you learn how to understand and interpret IQ scores.

Two Types of Intelligence: Fluid and Crystallized Intelligence

2. Two Types of Intelligence: Fluid and Crystallized Intelligence

Are you better at memorizing facts or at assembling a piece of equipment using a diagram? These two tasks illustrate two different types of intelligence proposed by Raymond Cattell known as 'fluid intelligence' and 'crystallized intelligence.' This lesson covers both types and how each type might change over one's lifespan.

What is Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences?

3. 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.

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.

The Effect of Culture, Socialization & Culture Shock on Education

5. 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.

Sense of Self and Self-Socialization: The Development of Self-Views

6. Sense of Self and Self-Socialization: The Development of Self-Views

In this lesson, we will explore the sense of self, self-socialization, and the two social scientists who contributed to this field. We will examine Charles Cooley's theory of the Looking-Glass Self and George Herbert Mead's stages of play, game, and generalized other.

Changes in Sense of Self From Childhood to Adolescence

7. Changes in Sense of Self From Childhood to Adolescence

In this lesson, we will be exploring James Marcia's theory of identity in relation to the sense of self changing from childhood to adolescence. You'll study the four ways in which children navigate their identities into adolescence: foreclosure, moratorium, achievement, and diffusion.

James Marcia's Identity Theory: Understanding Adolescents' Search For Identity

8. James Marcia's Identity Theory: Understanding Adolescents' Search For Identity

Do you really know what you want out of life or what your political and religious beliefs are? The psychologist James Marcia suggested that there are four identity statuses, or stages, in developing who we are as individuals. These stages are achievement, moratorium, foreclosure, and diffusion. This lesson covers Marcia's theory and each identity status.

Educating Students with Special Needs

9. Educating Students with Special Needs

In this lesson, we will explore how to educate students with special needs. We will specifically address how the educational needs of these students are best served if they are in a mainstream classroom being taught alongside their peers.

Using an Individual Education Program (IEP) in the Classroom

10. Using an Individual Education Program (IEP) in the Classroom

In this lesson, we will explore what an Individual Education Program (IEP) is and the three key components of an IEP. We will also discuss who needs an IEP and who does not.

Learning Disabilities: How to Identify Children with a Learning Disability

11. 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.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Definition of ADHD

12. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Definition of ADHD

This lesson explores common characteristics of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as well as the best practices for teaching learners with this disorder.

Characteristics of Speech Sound Errors: Speech & Communication Disorders

13. Characteristics of Speech Sound Errors: Speech & Communication Disorders

In this lesson, we explore speech sound disorders, which include articulation deficits, phonological process disorder and fluency disorder. Also learn the characteristics of each of these disorders.

Speech and Communication Disorders: Instructional Strategies for Speech Sound Errors

14. Speech and Communication Disorders: Instructional Strategies for Speech Sound Errors

In this lesson, we will discuss the seven levels of articulation therapy, using F and T as the primary examples of the sounds that students have difficulty articulating.

Behavioral Characteristics of Children with Asperger Syndrome

15. Behavioral Characteristics of Children with Asperger Syndrome

If you have never met a person with Asperger syndrome, you might wonder how they differ from you. In this lesson, we'll explore the behaviors common to people with Asperger and other autism spectrum disorders.

Cognitive & Social Functioning Delays: Adapting Instruction for Learners

16. Cognitive & Social Functioning Delays: Adapting Instruction for Learners

When growing up, keeping pace with your classmates can be difficult, but for some it's much harder than others. In this lesson we will explore cognitive and social developmental milestones in terms of the developmental delays that affect school-age children.

Adapting Instruction for Learners With Sensory Challenges

17. Adapting Instruction for Learners With Sensory Challenges

In this lesson, we will discuss the general characteristics of children with sensory dysfunction and how teachers can adapt the classroom environment to accommodate these students.

Advanced Cognitive Development and Renzulli's Triad

18. 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.

Ability Grouping and Tracking in Schools: Advantages and Disadvantages

19. Ability Grouping and Tracking in Schools: Advantages and Disadvantages

In this lesson we will discuss within class grouping and between class grouping. In addition, we will review the pros and cons of between class grouping, also known as tracking.

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