A Guide to Teaching Developmental Psychology by Elizabeth Brestan Knight

By Elizabeth Brestan Knight

A part of the Blackwell sequence on Teaching mental Science, this sensible, hands-on advisor stocks principles, advice, and methods for successfully educating lifespan developmental psychology to undergraduates.

  • Provides a special wealth of concrete feedback and a transparent roadmap for effectively instructing developmental psychology
  • Links chapters to significant components of a lifespan improvement direction, together with examine equipment, educating youngster improvement, and educating Adolescent improvement
  • Offers sensible, hands-on assistance for amateur lecturers and skilled teachers alike
  • Includes pattern syllabi and lecture outlines, studying quizzes, serious pondering assignments, and references for necessary videotapes and internet sites

Content:
Chapter 1 constructing the direction (pages 1–36):
Chapter 2 Contexts of improvement: examine tools (pages 37–63):
Chapter three Prenatal improvement; hard work and supply (pages 65–85):
Chapter four toddler improvement (pages 87–115):
Chapter five Early early life improvement (pages 117–137):
Chapter 6 heart formative years improvement (pages 139–153):
Chapter 7 Adolescent improvement (pages 155–166):
Chapter eight younger grownup improvement (pages 167–180):
Chapter nine heart grownup and Older grownup improvement (pages 181–204):
Chapter 10 demise and loss of life (pages 205–221):

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A Guide to Teaching Developmental Psychology

A part of the Blackwell sequence on instructing mental technology, this useful, hands-on consultant stocks rules, information, and methods for successfully educating lifespan developmental psychology to undergraduates. offers a special wealth of concrete feedback and a transparent roadmap for effectively educating developmental psychology hyperlinks chapters to significant components of a lifespan improvement direction, together with examine equipment, educating child improvement, and instructing Adolescent improvement deals sensible, hands-on information for beginner lecturers and skilled teachers alike comprises pattern syllabi and lecture outlines, interpreting quizzes, severe considering assignments, and references for necessary videotapes and internet sites content material: bankruptcy 1 constructing the path (pages 1–36): bankruptcy 2 Contexts of improvement: learn tools (pages 37–63): bankruptcy three Prenatal improvement; exertions and supply (pages 65–85): bankruptcy four little one improvement (pages 87–115): bankruptcy five Early adolescence improvement (pages 117–137): bankruptcy 6 heart youth improvement (pages 139–153): bankruptcy 7 Adolescent improvement (pages 155–166): bankruptcy eight younger grownup improvement (pages 167–180): bankruptcy nine center grownup and Older grownup improvement (pages 181–204): bankruptcy 10 dying and death (pages 205–221):

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We have found this “ice breaker” activity to be a valuable tool for learning more about our “audience” for the upcoming semester. The comments we receive each semester generally include a wide range of interests and experiences and we read them with curiosity. As you will note from the selection of comments below, our students have unique life experiences and expectations about lifespan development! We try to integrate these interests and future career goals into our lecture whenever possible. For example, if someone in the class had experience working in a labor and delivery unit, we would ask them for any insights they might have during our lecture on labor and delivery.

It is our experience that our lifespan developmental course has helped some students determine whether they prefer to work with children or adults following graduation. ) Nonetheless, teaching lifespan developmental psychology has its challenges. One challenge to teaching this course is the increased demand for coursework that stimulates the class through multimedia effects and demonstration. For this reason alone, the pace of your lectures is an important consideration when preparing your lectures.

The first lecture is your chance to help students understand why topics related to lifespan development are relevant. Additionally, the first class is our chance to set the tone for the rest of the semester. Our hope for every semester is to create an interesting and energetic atmosphere. As such, we include interesting photographs to capture the various age ranges. Unique contexts of development Evaluating the contexts of development places the individual within their cultural and historical context.

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