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Student Development & Differences - Chapter Summary
Boost your knowledge of ways students develop and differ from one another by taking advantage of the short lessons in this entertaining chapter. Topics covered include causes of learning disorders, differences between sexuality and gender and cognitive development in children and adolescents. Complete this chapter at a comfortable pace. When finished, you will be able to:
- Discuss linguistics and language development in children
- Explain the development of and teaching techniques for social skills in children
- Exhibit knowledge of gender differences in adolescent development
- Share ways to improve gender equality in education
- Provide details about bilingual education, multicultural education and immersion
- Detail the impact of culture, socialization and culture shock on education
- Describe the concept and list types of learning styles
All resources in this chapter are available around the clock and can be viewed using any computer or mobile device with an Internet connection. Select the lessons you want to view based on your current and desired knowledge of the subject area, and navigate them in your sequence of choice. When ready, gauge your comprehension by taking multiple-choice quizzes and a chapter exam. Any questions you have about specific lesson topics can be submitted to our experts.
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. Cognitive Development in Children and Adolescents
If you were to observe children growing into their teenage years, you would notice their thinking and understanding develops over time. In this lesson, you will learn about the specific stages of mental growth in children and adolescents as outlined by Jean Piaget.
3. What Are Social Skills in Children? - Development, Definition & Teaching Techniques
In this lesson, we will define social skills and their development during childhood years. We will also go over why social skills are so important for children, and what strategies are used to teach them.
4. Sexuality & Gender: Difference & Definitions
This lesson defines many important concepts, including sexual identity, sexual orientation, sexual preference, gender identity, gender preference, gender adoption, and gender identification. We also go over the three forms of sexual orientation.
5. Gender Differences in Adolescent Development
Adolescence is a time of growth and change. Some of these changes are different in boys and girls, though. In this lesson, we'll examine gender differences in emotional and brain development during adolescence.
6. Improving Gender Equality in Education
A person's gender can influence the way they experience the educational system. Watch this lesson to find out more about improving gender equality in education, including the impact that Title IX had on gender equality.
7. Bilingual Education, Immersion & Multicultural Education
Educators use many approaches for second-language instruction. The approaches vary based on the individual needs of the learner, focusing on his or her current language abilities, background, and cultural experiences. This lesson will differentiate between the different types of second-language instruction, including immersion, bilingual education, and multicultural education.
8. The Effect of Culture, Socialization & Culture Shock on Education
In this lesson we will explore the effect of culture on the socialization of children. We will also seek to understand the impact that culture has on their educational experiences.
9. What are Learning Styles? - Types & Concept
In this lesson, study the concept of learning styles and two well-known models used to show differing learning modes. Explore the implications various learning styles have on education and teaching.
10. What Are Learning Disorders? - Types & Causes
In this lesson you will learn about learning disorders and their cause. Following this lesson you will have an opportunity to test your knowledge with a short quiz.
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