Child Development and Pedagogy Syllabus

Section Articles Covers Child Development Concept of Development Concept of development and its relationship with learningPrinciples of the development of childrenInfluence of Heredity & Environment Child Development Socialization processes Socialization processes: Social world & children (Teacher, Parents, Peers) Child Development https://www.preptoz.com/library/piagets-cognitive-development/ https://www.preptoz.com/library/lev-vygotskys-theory-of-socio-cultural-development/ https://www.preptoz.com/library/kohlbergs-theory-of-moral-development/ Piaget, Kohlberg and Vygotsky: constructs and critical perspectives Child Development https://www.preptoz.com/library/concept-of-child-centered-education/ https://www.preptoz.com/library/concept-of-progressive-education/ […]

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Concept of progressive education

Progressive education is a pedagogical movement that began in the late nineteenth century. This term had been coined to suffice that all the schools develop to produce more effective and specialized personnel in the coming future. Key Points: Belief in the capability and potential of every child Emphasis on learning by doing – hands-on projects, […]

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Concept of Child Centered Education

Child-centred education places the child first, an approach with the message that all children have the right to an education that helps them grow to their fullest potential. It also focuses on the child’s well-being in all areas. This has increasingly made it popular among parent. Child-centred learning is focused on the student’s needs, abilities, […]

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Piaget’s Cognitive Development

Four Major Stages of Piaget’s Cognitive Development Jean Piaget’s theory of cognitive development suggests that children move through four different stages of mental development. His theory focuses not only on understanding how children acquire knowledge, but also on understanding the nature of intelligence. Important Concepts within Piaget’s Model: Schemes: Mental model of the world that we […]

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Learning Disabilities

DEFINING LEARNING DISABILITIES: Learning Disabilities is a neurological condition which manifests as the “inability” to listen, speak, read, spell, write and do mathematical calculations. Learning disabilities can occur in any or all of six areas (listening, speaking, reading, writing, mathematics, and reasoning) indicates that individuals with LD are a diverse group and have a variety […]

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Bloom’s Taxonomy of Educational Objectives

In 1956 Benjamin Bloom and some fellow researchers published a taxonomy of educational objectives that has been extremely influential in the research and practice of education ever since. A taxonomy is a system of classification. Bloom and his colleagues categorized objectives from simple to complex, or from factual to conceptual. These key elements are commonly known as Bloom’s […]

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Lev Vygotsky’s theory of Socio Cultural Development

Vygotsky was called “The Mozart of Psychology“. He was born in 1896- same year as Piaget – in the small Russian town of Orsha. The sociocultural theory: Did NOT focus on the individual child but on the child as a product of social interaction, especially with adults (parents, teachers). Focus on DYADIC INTERACTIONS (e.g., child […]

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Kohlberg’s Theory of Moral Development

Kohlberg’s theory of moral development is a stage-based model of moral maturity developed by Lawrence Kohlberg in 1958. The theory offers three levels of moral development, each of which contains two stages. Kohlberg asserts that moral development is neither the result of a genetic blueprint nor the result of conscious teaching of morality. Rather, it is a process […]

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Personality & its tests

The term personality has been derived from the Latin word persona which means a mask. It was used by actors to hide themselves and to act without being noticed by the audience. The following are just a few of the definitions that have been put forth by some different psychologists:  “That which permits a prediction […]

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Measurement of Intelligence & Types of Intelligence Test

Concept of Intelligence and Its Nature & Functions Theories of Intelligence Measurement of Intelligence & Types of Intelligence Test Concept of Intelligence Quotient Measurement of Intelligence The goal of most intelligence tests is to measure g, the general intelligence factor. Good intelligence tests are reliable, meaning that they are consistent over time, and also demonstrate construct validity, meaning that […]

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