• March 14th, 2016

Critical essay on lenses on child development

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Assessment Task 1: Critical essay on lenses on child development

Details of task:
Child development is a complex field of study and no single theory can provide exhaustive account of how children learn and develop. The goal of this task is to offer a taste of some of the exciting concepts of developmental and learning theories of child development by drawing out their similarities and contradictions. Your tasks are to:-

● Select two theories from those discussed in this unit and identify at least THREE key enduring concepts in each;
● Compare and contrast if any, the similarities and contradictions emerging from the key concepts from the Two theories you have
identified in terms of child development and learning (that is, what views are expressed by each theory’s concepts?)
● As a professional teacher in preparation, select ONE area of learning activity, for example science, numeracy or literacy etc. and show how you would use the key enduring concepts you have identified in the two theories you have selected in planning teaching activities for young children to meet their specific developmental and learning needs.

Note: the assignment must be presented as an essay using subheadings as appropriate. The essay must have an introduction, main content area, conclusion and references in an APA 6th edition format. Assignments should not exceed word limit by more than 50 words.

Word count/equivalent: 2000 words

Presentation requirements:
Essay with introduction, content and conclusion. Subheadings can be used as appropriate.

Materials that are good to use for citation and referencing
(NOTE: Please use at least 10 references: 6-7 peer-reviewed journals, 3-4 books/ book chapters)

Attachment 1, PLEASE use it: theories_outline(A basic introduction to child development theories).pdf
Attachment 2, PLEASE use it: Slater, A., Hocking, I. Loose, J., 2003.pdf
Attachment 3: Child development theory ( Chapter 2 Early Childhood Development Theories).pdf
No attachment, but PLEASE use it: Hoffnung, M et al. (2013). Lifespan Development:Childhood Australasian 2ed. (Second) Wiley.
No attachment, but PLEASE use it: Bergin, C. C., & Bergin, D. A., (2015). Child and Adolescent Development: In your classroom. 2nd Ed. Cengage: Australia.
No attachment, but CAN use it: Kolb, D. (1984). Experiential learning. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall.
No attachment, but CAN use it: Williams, P., Sheridan, S. and Sandberg, A. (2014). Preschool – an arena for children’s learning of social and cognitive knowledge. Early Years, 34(3), pp.226-240.

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