Ch 1: Assessment of Professional Knowledge: Cognitive & Physical Development

About This Chapter

Gauge the strength of your familiarity with key cognitive and physical development issues in this chapter's lessons. After completing the chapter, you will be better prepared for related questions on the Ohio APK Adolescence to Young Adult (7-12) assessment.

Ohio APK Adolescence to Young Adult: Cognitive & Physical Development - Chapter Summary

Video and text lessons are used to refresh your memory on issues including Piaget's stages of development, growth spurts and gender differences in puberty. In preparation for the Ohio APK Adolescence to Young Adult assessment, you can also review the following:

  • Stages and characteristics of adolescence
  • How development, growth and maturation are different
  • Stages of cognitive development
  • Major psychological perspectives of devvelopment
  • Common issues with middle and secondary school children
  • Changes in cognitive development during adolescence
  • Physical growth and development
  • Health and fitness in adolescence
  • The secular trend in growth and puberty development

You can revisit any point in one of these engaging video lessons in no time by using the handy video tags. After you finish any video and text lesson combination, you can take a corresponding practice quiz to demonstrate your command of the material.

Objectives of the Ohio APK Adolescence to Young Adult: Cognitive & Physical Development Chapter

The Ohio APK Adolescence to Young Adult assessment establishes whether you have the required expertise to teach students in Ohio as part of the certification process. The topics you review in this chapter are found in the Student Development and Learning domain of the exam. All questions from this domain are multiple choice, and make up around 24% of your score.

10 Lessons in Chapter 1: Assessment of Professional Knowledge: Cognitive & Physical Development
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What Is Adolescence? - Definition, Stages & Characteristics

1. What Is Adolescence? - Definition, Stages & Characteristics

Did you know that there are three stages of adolescence? Learn more about adolescence, its stages, and the characteristics of each stage. Then test your knowledge with a quiz.

What is Development? - Growth, Maturation & Learning

2. 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.

Cognitive Development in Adolescence: Piaget's Formal Operations Stage

3. Cognitive Development in Adolescence: Piaget's Formal Operations Stage

As children grow into teenagers, they become better at higher level thinking skills. In this lesson, we'll look at the formal operations stage of psychologist Jean Piaget's cognitive development theory to learn how adolescents think.

Behavioral, Cognitive, Developmental, Social Cognitive & Constructivist Perspectives

4. 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.

Changes in Cognitive Development During Adolescence

5. Changes in Cognitive Development During Adolescence

Adolescence is a period of great change. Changes in the way teenagers think can cause them to do things like argue with adults. Watch this lesson for more information on the cognitive changes that occur in adolescence.

Common Issues with Middle/Secondary School Children

6. Common Issues with Middle/Secondary School Children

You may have had a tough time during your middle or high school years; during that time, it's common for teens to go through various emotional challenges. Here, we will look into several issues that are commonly faced during this time.

What Is Physical Development? - Definition and Examples

7. 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.

Physical Growth in Adolescence

8. Physical Growth in Adolescence

Adolescents go through many physical changes. Watch this lesson to find out some of the physical developments that happen during adolescence, including those related to puberty, growth spurts and gender differences in growth.

The Secular Trend in Growth and Puberty Development

9. The Secular Trend in Growth and Puberty Development

Teenagers go through dramatic physical changes as a part of puberty. But something odd is happening: puberty is starting earlier each generation. In this lesson, we'll look at the secular trend of puberty and its possible causes.

Health and Fitness in Adolescence

10. Health and Fitness in Adolescence

Adolescence is a time of great physical change. However, many adolescents struggle with weight. Watch this lesson to learn more about those weight issues, including how they can fight obesity and issues with eating disorders.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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