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Ch 3: Assessment of Professional Knowledge: Sexual & Social Development

About This Chapter

Before you take the OAE APK Adolescence to Young Adult (7-12) complete the activities in this chapter to review what you need to know about the sexual, identity, cognitive and emotional development of adolescents.

Ohio APK Adolescence to Young Adult: Sexual & Social Development - Chapter Summary

This chapter has been put together to help you review the development that takes place during the adolescent years. Start your review by watching the series of lesson videos that discuss sexual, identity, cognitive and emotional development of adolescents along including gender differences. These lessons are taught by expert instructors so you can master the material and be prepared for questions on the Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) Assessment of Professional Knowledge (APK) Adolescence to Young Adult (7-12) about:

  • Gender differences in adolescent development
  • Sexual development in adolescents
  • Effects of sexual harassment and abuse on adolescent development
  • Identity development during adolescence
  • Risk taking during adolescence
  • Effects of school on adolescent development
  • Cognitive development during adolescence
  • Abnormal development

Insure your retention of the information presented by completing the lesson worksheets and quizzes. Use your quiz results to find out what topics you have not yet mastered, then return to the lesson videos via the video tags to improve your mastery. For an alternative review of the lessons, read over the lesson transcripts that present written outlines of the material.

Ohio APK Adolescence to Young Adult: Sexual & Social Development Objectives

OAE APK Adolescence to Young Adults (7-12) is used to certify teachers intending to teach grades 7-12 in the state Ohio. This test includes 100 multiple-choice questions and two constructed-response assignments which are administered in a 180 minutes testing session. Twenty-four percent of the material on the test is about student development and learning. This chapter has been put together to help you prepare for question in this domain about the sexual, identity, cognitive and emotional development that takes place during adolescence.

14 Lessons in Chapter 3: Assessment of Professional Knowledge: Sexual & Social Development
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Gender Differences in Adolescent Development

1. Gender Differences in Adolescent Development

Although adolescence is a time of growth and change, some of these changes are different for boys and girls. Learn about gender differences in emotional and brain development during adolescence.

Gender Identity in Adolescent Development

2. Gender Identity in Adolescent Development

Adolescence is a stage in life in which teens develop their sexuality and start to understand what it means to be part of their gender. Explore how gender identity and sexual orientation develop in adolescence and discover the difference between sex and gender.

Sexual Development and Maturation of the Adolescent

3. Sexual Development and Maturation of the Adolescent

Adolescent sexual development and maturation, known as puberty, involves various physical, social, and emotional changes within the human body. Understand these transformations and the differences that occur between boys and girls throughout puberty.

Sexuality in Adolescence: Attitudes, Behaviors, & Values

4. Sexuality in Adolescence: Attitudes, Behaviors, & Values

Puberty brings with it many physical changes, including the development of new feelings of sexual nature. Learn about the development of sexuality in adolescence--including the attitudes, behaviors, and values that come with it--and explore the phases of curiosity and romance.

Issues Related to Sexual Behaviors in Adolescence

5. Issues Related to Sexual Behaviors in Adolescence

Sexuality begins to develop when children reach adolescence, and with it, some issues may arise. Explore the problems that can come with being sexually active during adolescence, including risky behaviors leading to unwanted teen pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections.

Influences of Sexual Harassment and Abuse on Adolescent Development

6. Influences of Sexual Harassment and Abuse on Adolescent Development

Adolescence can be a challenging time, but some adolescents may struggle even more in their development if they face sexual abuse or harassment. Explore the types of sexual harassment, including sexual abuse and bullying, and discover the effects they have on teens.

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

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

James Marcia's Identity Theory involves understanding adolescents' search for identity. Discover the definition of identity and explore Marcia's theory and the four statuses of identity.

Changes in Sense of Self From Childhood to Adolescence

8. Changes in Sense of Self From Childhood to Adolescence

Our sense of self changes while we grow up because it is a dynamic developmental process. Explore James Marcia's four ways in which children navigate their identities from childhood into adolescence, including foreclosure, moratorium, achievement, and diffusion.

Social Development of Adolescents: Identity

9. Social Development of Adolescents: Identity

Identity is an essential part of an adolescent's social development. Explore the development of the self-concept, learn about identity status, and discover the major influences on an adolescent's identity.

Decision Making and Risk Taking Behaviors in Adolescence

10. Decision Making and Risk Taking Behaviors in Adolescence

In adolescence, the brain hasn't fully developed yet, which can be a factor for teenagers to often behave in reckless ways. Explore how brain development leads to risky behaviors and poor decision-making in adolescence, including the brain systems involved and the evolutionary reason for risk-taking in adolescents.

The Role of School in Children's Social & Emotional Development

11. The Role of School in Children's Social & Emotional Development

Children in middle childhood go through several changes, including socio-emotional development, in which the school takes on an important role. Explore how going to school can affect a child's development, including how children acquire skills through social learning and how motivation affects achievement.

Creativity and Intelligence in Adolescence

12. Creativity and Intelligence in Adolescence

During adolescence, children undergo physical and emotional changes which affect their IQ and creativity levels. Explore how creativity and intelligence in adolescence fluctuates and how both need to be nurtured during this time for continued growth.

Moral & Prosocial Behavior: Definitions & Examples of Classroom Applications

13. Moral & Prosocial Behavior: Definitions & Examples of Classroom Applications

Children often internalize prosocial and moral behaviors through external observations of others. As students age, concepts of fairness and justice also evolve. Learn about prosocial behavior and morality (through definitions & examples), developmental trends, and how teachers can use practical classroom applications to encourage students to develop prosocial and moral behaviors.

Atypical Human Development: Definition & Examples

14. Atypical Human Development: Definition & Examples

Atypical human development can cause individuals to have behaviors, emotions, or thought processes that are not typical for their age. Review the assessment process for deciding when development is atypical and explore examples of atypical development, which is either emotional, cognitive, or physical.

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