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Ch 13: Understanding Childhood Development & Care

About This Chapter

This chapter has been assembled to explain how to understand childhood development and care. The short lessons will introduce you to this information and you also have the option to read the lesson's transcripts.

Understanding Childhood Development & Care - Chapter Summary

Use these quick and informative lessons to receive a detailed overview of childhood development and care. Topics in this chapter include the following:

  • Theories of cognitive processes
  • Six key factors of Piaget's theory of cognitive development
  • How culture affects education
  • Four types of parenting styles
  • Different kinds of family structures and their impact
  • How to create a multicultural classroom
  • How starting a family affects finances and a career
  • Relevance of friendships and their impact on learning

You will have the chance to test yourself on childhood development and care by working through the short quizzes after each lesson. In addition to those quizzes, there is also a chapter test that will assess you on all of the information from each chapter. You can take these quizzes and the chapter test as many times as you want.

8 Lessons in Chapter 13: Understanding Childhood Development & Care
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Cognitive Processes in Learning: Types, Definition & Examples

1. 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.

Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development

2. Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development

Jean Piaget's theory of cognitive development focuses on how learners interact with their environment to develop complex reasoning and knowledge. This lesson will focus on the six basic assumptions of that theory, including the key terms: assimilation, accommodation and equilibration.

The Effect of Culture, Socialization & Culture Shock on Education

3. 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.

Impact of Parenting Styles on Different Styles of Learners

4. 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.

Family Structure Variations in the United States

5. Family Structure Variations in the United States

The following lesson will cover the different types of family structures that occur in the United States in addition to the traditional nuclear family structure. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check your understanding.

Teaching Young Children in Multicultural Classrooms

6. Teaching Young Children in Multicultural Classrooms

Students come to the classroom with a variety of cultural backgrounds and experiences. It is important that you create an environment where this is celebrated. This lesson gives you some tips and strategies for teaching in multicultural classrooms.

Making the Decision to Have Children

7. Making the Decision to Have Children

In this lesson, I face one of my greatest fears: talking about having kids. We'll look at some points to consider, such as the costs and the way it changes a person's life. In addition, the idea of baby fever is also looked at.

Social & Cognitive Development: Impact on Interpersonal Relationships

8. 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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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