Part of the series Cengage Learning Australia - Education.
Child and Adolescent Development for Educators covers development from early childhood through high school. This text provides authentic, research-based strategies and guidelines for the classroom, helping future teachers to create an environment that promotes optimal development in children.
The authors apply child development concepts to topics of high interest and relevance to teachers, including classroom behaviour management, constructivism, social-emotional development, and many others. The text combines core theory with practical implications for educational contexts, and shows how child development links to the Australian Professional Standards for Graduate Teachers.
Case studies and real-world vignettes illustrate concepts, while research, including the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children, and Longitudinal Study of Indigenous children, bridges the distance between research and the classroom.
- Check learning alignment with the relevant professional standards and goals with the lists for Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) Professional Standards for Teachers and the Australian Early Years Learning Framework’s goals at the start of each chapter
- Authentic examples of children's behaviour illustrate key concepts and points of interest. These are embedded throughout the text to ensure the reading flow is not interrupted
- Videos of children's behaviour allow students to consider their understanding of the concepts with the video cases and questions throughout the text
- Relevant to this region with strong coverage of key local documents and research such as the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children and Longitudinal Study of Indigenous children
- Students quickly locate coverage of standards learning guidelines throughout the text by referring to the alignments of topics with AITSL standards and the Early Years Learning Framework provided in a Standards Correlation Grid on the inside front cover
- The text is structured topically across chapters with age trends highlighted within chapters, because it is critically important for teachers to understand where their students have been and where they are going developmentally if they are to promote optimal development in children. In addition, children of the same age in the same classroom can be at remarkably different points in their development.
- This text is child-centred, putting the development of the child at the forefront of the content, providing readers with research- and theory-based knowledge of developmental psychology, while also providing strong practical skills for applying that knowledge in their classrooms
- Combines theory with practical implications for education contexts through examples of 'Challenges in development' that teachers often face '
- Think about this' questions also encourage teaching students to process and apply content to current issues or their personal experience in educational environments
Part 1: The foundation of child development
1. Ways of thinking about children
2. Physical development and health
Part 2: The cognitive child
3. Classic theories of learning and cognition
4. Information processing, memory, and problem solving
5 Cognitive ability: intelligence, talent, and achievement
Part 3: The emotional child
6. Attachment and personality
7. Self-control and behaviour management
8. Emotional development
Part 4: The social child
9. Social cognition
10. Social behaviour
11. Peers, friends, and play
Part 5: The whole child
12. Language and literacy
13. The self-system and motivation
14. The child in context: family structure, child care, and media
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