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Syllabus

 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 Intelligence                                                

                        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.

 

Copyright (c) 2006 MARIETTA A. EBALLE

 

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 %

 

     

 

 

                                                                                 MARIETTA A. EBALLE, Ed.D.

                                                                                                  Professor

 

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