Child and adolescent development 2e introduces students to the psychological aspects of a child's development with specific application to the South African environment.

Child and adolescent development 2e introduces students to the psychological aspects of a child's development with specific application to the South African environment.

Features

  • opening and closing case studies using local examples which illustrate concepts in the chapter
  • application boxes that provide practical examples of issues such as ethical concerns faced by a teacher or a member of the helping professions in practice
  • activity boxes including questions that enhance critical thinking skills and provide a platform for discussion end-of-chapter questions which enable students to apply the knowledge they have attained to address learning issues or social problems affecting children
  • chapter 2 Theories of development includes extended information on emotion and learning and a case example on giftedness
  • two new chapters on teaching and learning theories especially relevant to teachers: Chapter 8 A theory of Structural Cognitive Modifiability and Chapter 9 Cultural-Historical Activity Theory
  • chapter 4 Infancy, Chapter 6 Middle childhood and Chapter 7 Adolescence include new features on developmental psychopathology, highlighting disorders that occur during certa in developmental stages.

Part 1: Theoretical approach
1An introduction to developmental psychology
2Theories of development
Part 2: Stages of development
3Prenatal
4Infancy
5Early childhood
6Middle childhood
7Adolescence
Part 3: Contemporary thories and implications for learning and teaching
8A theory of Structural Cognitive Modifiability
9Cultural-Historical Activity Theory
Part 4: Contextualising contemporary themes in childhood development
10Career development in children
11Health barriers that impede childhood development
  • Child and adolescent development 2e



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