Posted: March 14th, 2016
Assessment Task 1: Critical essay on lenses on child development
Details of task:
Child development is a complex field of study and no single theory can provide exhaustive account of how children learn and develop. The goal of this task is to offer a taste of some of the exciting concepts of developmental and learning theories of child development by drawing out their similarities and contradictions. Your tasks are to:-
● Select two theories from those discussed in this unit and identify at least THREE key enduring concepts in each;
● Compare and contrast if any, the similarities and contradictions emerging from the key concepts from the Two theories you have
identified in terms of child development and learning (that is, what views are expressed by each theory’s concepts?)
● As a professional teacher in preparation, select ONE area of learning activity, for example science, numeracy or literacy etc. and show how you would use the key enduring concepts you have identified in the two theories you have selected in planning teaching activities for young children to meet their specific developmental and learning needs.
Note: the assignment must be presented as an essay using subheadings as appropriate. The essay must have an introduction, main content area, conclusion and references in an APA 6th edition format. Assignments should not exceed word limit by more than 50 words.
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