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Ch 4: Promoting Learning & Development

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You'll get to look over several issues in this chapter's lessons that can influence learning and development, including parenting styles and day care. Review the content by watching engaging video lessons and going over the transcripts.

Promoting Learning & Development - Chapter Summary

This chapter contains lessons that cover some common problems that elementary school children face, including bullying and rejection. The major benefits of early childhood education are also highlighted in the chapter for you to examine, especially those dealing with brain development and socialization. The chapter also includes lessons that reacquaint you with the following:

  • Effects of abuse and neglect on development
  • Child IQ and creativity
  • The role of play in cognitive development
  • Developmental milestones and nature versus nurture

The effective video lessons that cover these topics can each be watched in a matter of a few minutes. You can watch these videos conveniently on either a computer or mobile device. After reviewing the video and text resources of the chapter, you can take practice quizzes that are matched up with each of the lessons.

8 Lessons in Chapter 4: Promoting Learning & Development
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Child and Adolescent Development: Developmental Milestones & Nature vs. Nurture

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.

Impact of Parenting Styles on Different Styles of Learners

2. 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 Impact of Abuse and Neglect on Child Growth & Development

3. The Impact of Abuse and Neglect on Child Growth & Development

A healthy family relationship can contribute positively to the growth and development of a child. Unfortunately, unhealthy and abusive relationships do occur. This lesson will describe characteristics of abusers and the impact of abuse on a child's growth and development.

Child Creativity and Intelligence

4. Child Creativity and Intelligence

What is an IQ score? What do these scores mean? What role does creativity play in a child's development? Explore these concepts with this lesson and test your knowledge with a quiz at the end.

The Role of Play in Cognitive Development

5. The Role of Play in Cognitive Development

When we think of childhood, we often think of playing. But did you know that playing is vital to a child's healthy development? In this lesson, we will learn about the various types of play that aid a child's cognitive growth.

Early Childhood Education: Programs and Benefits

6. Early Childhood Education: Programs and Benefits

Many children go to preschool or Head Start as part of their early childhood. In this lesson, we'll look at what early childhood education is and two developmental reasons why it can be beneficial: brain development and the zone of proximal development.

The Pros & Cons of Day Care: Characteristics & Outcomes

7. The Pros & Cons of Day Care: Characteristics & Outcomes

Parents have many options for child care, including sending the child to day care. Watch this video to find out some of the advantages and disadvantages of sending a child to day care.

Common Issues with Elementary School Children

8. Common Issues with Elementary School Children

While childhood is meant to be a happy time, there are many children for whom it is a time of emotional difficulty. This lesson looks into some challenges that are common to elementary-aged children.

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