Ch 33: Social Development in Early Childhood Education

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The fun video lessons in this chapter can enhance your knowledge of social development in early childhood education. Review lessons at your leisure to gain greater insight into types of social behaviors and development, social theories and more.

Social Development in Early Childhood Education - Chapter Summary

Ensure you have full understanding of social development in early childhood education by watching this chapter's videos. Each one covers a unique topic to help boost your knowledge of how children develop socially and the ways in which schools and teachers aid in that development. Review the lessons anytime and in any sequence you desire. In no time, you will be able to:

  • Describe the three most popular social development theories in human growth and development
  • Share how to help children develop moral and prosocial behaviors
  • Detail the impact of social and cognitive development on interpersonal relationships
  • Provide details about social development, sense of self and self-socialization in children
  • Explain the looking-glass self and self-determination theories
  • Discuss aggression and emotion regulation in young children
  • Examine the roles of schools in social development and that of teachers in student performance
  • Analyze the executive and organizational functions of the self

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11 Lessons in Chapter 33: Social Development in Early Childhood Education
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Social Development Theories in Human Growth and Development

1. Social Development Theories in Human Growth and Development

There are various theories on the social development of children. In this lesson, we will follow Sally as she meets with different psychologists, learning and differentiating between three of the most popular theories: psychoanalytic, social learning and attachment.

Moral & Prosocial Behavior: Definitions & Examples of Classroom Applications

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

Caring, volunteering, empathizing with others: these are all traits of moral and prosocial behavior. As children age, they develop such moral and prosocial behaviors and traits. This lesson will define these key terms and discuss ways to promote moral and prosocial behavior in the classroom.

Social & Cognitive Development: Impact on Interpersonal Relationships

3. Social & Cognitive Development: Impact on Interpersonal Relationships

How does association with a group of people impact behavior and learning? Are friendships relevant to understanding the behavior of students in a classroom? This lesson discusses social development by exploring interpersonal relationship functions and types.

Social Development of Children: Self-Esteem

4. Social Development of Children: Self-Esteem

The social development of children has a strong influence on self-esteem. In this lesson, we will explore the way children feel about themselves and look into several ways caretakers can improve a child's self-esteem.

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

5. 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.

Looking-Glass Self: Theory, Definition & Examples

6. Looking-Glass Self: Theory, Definition & Examples

Have you ever thought of why some people have a higher or lower self-esteem than others? Sociologist Charles Cooley thought that part of this was due to the concept of the looking-glass self. Find out more in this lesson.

Self-Determination Theory: Capacity, Strategy & Control Beliefs

7. Self-Determination Theory: Capacity, Strategy & Control Beliefs

How do you stay motivated? What motivates your peers and coworkers? Are rewards motivating factors or do people have an internal drive to persist until a given activity is completed? This lesson will describe a theory that encompasses both intrinsic and extrinsic motivators: the self-determination theory.

Emotion Regulation and Aggression in Early Childhood

8. Emotion Regulation and Aggression in Early Childhood

What happens when a sweet kid suddenly starts hitting, kicking, and doing other aggressive things? In this lesson, we'll explore aggression in early childhood, including the main types of aggression and how to increase self-regulation.

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

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

Every parent knows how much school can influence a child. But in what ways is this influence positive? In this lesson, we'll examine how going to school can impact a child's development, including how children learn from each other and how motivation impacts achievement.

The Self: Executive and Organizational Functions & Gender and Cultural Differences

10. The Self: Executive and Organizational Functions & Gender and Cultural Differences

How people view themselves has a lot to do with how they view the world around them. This lesson looks at the self, including its executive and organizational functions and gender and cultural differences in constructing a self-image.

Teacher Expectations & Attributions

11. Teacher Expectations & Attributions

Attributions for success and failure drive future expectations for learning and success. Students attribute their successes or failures to a number of factors. Teachers also make attributions for student performance. This lesson will explore teacher expectations and attributions that affect classroom and individual student performance.

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