Ch 3: Student Development & Learning

About This Chapter

Use the lessons in this chapter to explore the cognitive, social and emotional development of your students and how you can utilize this knowledge in your classroom.

Student Development & Learning - Chapter Summary

With the lessons in this chapter, our instructors provide comprehensive information about student development and how developmental stages coordinate with learning. You'll explore:

  • Cognitive, social and emotional development
  • Cognitive processes and academic language proficiency
  • Differentiated instruction and teaching in a diverse classroom

As you work your way through the chapter, track your progress on your Dashboard. To help you retain the information, take self-assessment quizzes at the end of each lesson. Enjoy engaging videos that help illustrate the material. Take a cumulative chapter exam to apply all that you've learned.

How It Helps

  • Creates awareness: You'll develop an understanding of how cognitive processes develop in children and adolescents.
  • Promotes inclusion: Our instructors will present techniques for teaching students at varying levels of cognitive development.
  • Provides a blueprint: You'll finish the chapter will tangible strategies to improve your instruction.

Skills Covered

By the end of this chapter, you'll have a better understanding of:

  • Social, emotional and cognitive development
  • Stages of cognitive development in children and teens
  • Cognitive processes involved in learning
  • Cognitive academic language proficiency and its effect on learning
  • Differentiated instruction for different learner profiles
  • Techniques for teaching in a classroom full of diversity
  • Teaching students with special needs

7 Lessons in Chapter 3: Student Development & Learning
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What are Cognitive, Social, and Emotional Development?

1. What are Cognitive, Social, and Emotional Development?

People grow and develop in many different ways and in many different areas. In this lesson, we'll look closer at three types of human development: cognitive, social, and emotional development.

Cognitive Development in Children and Adolescents

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.

Cognitive Processes in Learning: Types, Definition & Examples

3. Cognitive Processes in Learning: Types, Definition & Examples

Explore the cognitive processes your brain is going through right now to learn information. We'll define key terms and discuss the two leading theories.

Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency

4. Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency

In this lesson, you'll learn about cognitive academic language proficiency, how it affects student learning, and what can be done to improve student outcomes. An example is provided and a short quiz follows.

Differentiating Instruction Based on Learner Profiles

5. Differentiating Instruction Based on Learner Profiles

Differentiation is a practice of providing intentional learning experiences for every student. Teachers use learner profiles to make decisions about how to differentiate. This lesson defines learner profiles and discusses how to determine them.

Strategies for Teaching in a Diverse Classroom

6. Strategies for Teaching in a Diverse Classroom

The classroom is getting more diverse every day. Learn how to teach effectively in a diverse classroom, and give every student a chance to succeed. See how effective this lesson was by taking a quiz.

Educating Students with Special Needs

7. Educating Students with Special Needs

In this lesson, we will explore how to educate students with special needs. We will specifically address how the educational needs of these students are best served if they are in a mainstream classroom being taught alongside their peers.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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