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Course Title : Child and Adolescent Learning and Learning Principles

No. of Units : 3 Units

I. Course Description

This course aims to introduce teacher-education students to human growth, development


and learning- theories, concepts, stages, and processes- from conception to old age,
focusing on the social, moral, emotional, and cognitive development of the learners
whom they will be handling and/or dealing with in exercise of their chosen career. This
aims to give them the knowledge and develop in them the values and skills to effectively
deal with the latter at different levels.

II. Objectives

At the end of the term, the students can

*demonstrate understanding of the theories and principles of human growth,


development and learning,

*explain the nature of the learners and discuss means to effectively deal with
them, and

*apply their knowledge in human growth, development and learning to the


teaching-learning process.

III. Course Outline

THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE LEARNER

Research Methods Used in the Different Fields


Focusing on Human Growth and Development
Stages of Human Development in Biological Terms
Prenatal Development
Childbirth
Stage Theories of Development
Ecological Systems Theory
Lev Vygotsky’s Ideas on Development Information Processing
Theory of Cognitive Development
Psychosocial Development Theory
Moral Development Theory
Faith Development Theory
Theory of Psychosexual Development
Attachment Theory
Role of Experience
Evolutionary Developmental Psychology
Nature versus Nurture
Definitions of Nature and Nurture
Interaction of Genes and Environment
Stages of Development
Infancy Stage
Preschool Stage
Preteens
Puberty
Adolescence
Adulthood
Young Adult (Early Adulthood)
Middle Age
Old Age
Human Growth and Development – A Matter of Principles
Principles of Development
The Exceptional Individuals
The Gifted Individuals
The Mentally Handicapped
Individuals with Learning Disability
Types of Learning Disabilities Involving Areas of Perception
Specific Developmental Disorders of Speech and Language
Specific Developmental Disorders of Scholastic Skills
Specific Developmental Disorders of Motor Function

EMOTIONS
Relation to Cultural and Social Factors
Theoretical Traditions
Neurobiology
Brain Areas Related to Emotion
Mood
Depression
Sadness
Determinants of Mood

LANGUAGE ACQUISITION
Theories
Nativist Theories
Non-nativist Theories

LEARNING
The Need to Learn
Hierarchy of Human Needs
Learning Theories
Behaviorism
Reinforcement and Punishment
Constructivism
Notable Constructivists
Information Processing Theory
Social Learning Theory
Other Learning Theories/Theorists
Basic Learning Processes
Learning Styles
Learning Style Models

COGNITION
Cognition in Mainstream Psychology
Perception
Classification of Human Senses
Concept Formation
Memory
Mnemonic
Mental Image
Attention
Problem Solving
Metacognition
Thinking
Critical Thinking
Lateral Thinking
Creative Thinking
The Human Brain
Lateralization of Brain Function
Brain Enhancement

INTELLIGENCE
Intelligence
Quotient
One or Several Types of Intelligence
Triarchic Theory of Systems Intelligence
Emotional Intelligence
Multiple Intelligences
Relationship to Education

IV. Reference(s)

Unless otherwise specified, the contents of this course are taken from
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ with permission as specified below.

Permission is hereby granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document


under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any
later version published by the Free Software Foundation, with the invariant
section being, Human Growth and Development - A Matter of Principles. A
copy of the license is included in the section entitled "GNU Free Documentation
License."

V. Delivery Approaches

Cooperative Learning – Instrumented Team Learning


Learning by Teaching
Lecture / Discussion – Socratic Method
Library Research

VI. Criteria for Grading

Class Recitation (Verbal Report, Verbal Discussion) …………………… 40.00 %


Term Examination (Prelim, Midterm, Semifinal, Final) ………………… 30.00 %
Quizzes …………………………………………………………………… 15.00 %
Term Paper ……………………………………………………………….. 10.00 %
Attendance ………………………………………………………………. 5.00 %
Total ……………………………………… 100.00 %