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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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- Assessment in Early Childhood Special Education
- Planning Instruction for Early Childhood Special Education
- Early Childhood Special Education Learning Environments
- Students with Individual Disabilities, Disorders & Impairments
- Teaching Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Teaching Young Children with Language Delays & Disorders
- Teaching Young Children with Sensory Disorders
- Supporting Literacy for Young Children with Special Needs
- The Early Childhood Special Education Professional
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