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Reading Development - Chapter Summary
The lessons in this chapter focus on the theoretical and practical elements of reading development. Instructors will explain cognitive theories on how individuals learn and process information. You'll discover differences in the ways that English is spoken and written across regions. You'll also become familiar with the studies of linguistics and language acquisition as they relate to reading development.
From a practical standpoint, instructors will cover motivation in the classroom. Instructors will also show you how reading development can be fostered in all curriculum areas. The core subjects featured in this chapter include the following:
- Language development in children
- The importance of motivation in the educational environment
- Relationships between cultural, ethnic and linguistic factors and reading development
- Strategies for using reading in all content areas
These lessons take a holistic approach to learning that addresses the needs of individuals with diverse learning styles. Subjects are taught in short, but informative lessons that make concepts easy to learn. Reviewing concepts is easy with video tags that help you navigate to particular points of interest in each video lesson. If it helps to have a text in front of you as you learn, each video includes a complete transcript of the instructor's lesson. When you finish a lesson, you can take a short quiz designed to make sure you understand key concepts.
1. Linguistics: Language Development in Children
How does a baby's babble turn into intelligible speech? Are there underlining innate traits that drive language development in children? Or is it the social interaction with others that encourages language development? This lesson will explore these questions and discuss how aspects of language change over time.
2. Language Acquisition: Definition, Theories & Stages
Have you ever wondered how humans are able to learn, process, comprehend and speak a language? In this lesson on language acquisition, we'll take a look at some distinctions between languages and learn how babies come to understand and speak a language.
3. Theories of Motivation: Instinct, Drive Reduction & Arousal
Motivation is a word we've all heard: whether we're asked if we're feeling motivated or, even, what our motivations are. Where does the desire to do something come from? This lesson presents and explains three of the main theories on motivation.
4. The Importance of Motivation in an Educational Environment
In this lesson, you'll see how motivation affects learning. Discover the behaviors and perspectives that relate to motivation in an educational environment.
5. Cognitive Perspective of Learning & Information Processing
When you see or hear something in your environment, how does your brain recognize what you are seeing or hearing? This lesson introduces the cognitive perspective in psychology, including the difference between sensation and perception. We'll also discuss the famous Gestalt principles of perception that you do automatically every day but didn't necessarily know there were names for what your brain was doing.
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