Project #6129 - child development

#1 When I Was a Kid...

Writing Instructions: This essay should be 1000-1250 words long. You must cover everything listed below in order to obtain a high mark.

girl (smiling) eating an apple in class

Writing and citations should be in APA format.

Note: For all written assignments, only the material assigned in the course should be cited.

A HINT REGARDING WRITTEN ASSIGNMENTS (the following will perhaps save you from having a written assignment returned to you for further work): You will note that most of the written assignments in this course ask you to reflect on your own developmental experience and write an autobiographical analysis of that period in your life. It is not necessary to do additional research for these assignments, but it is assumed that you will include in your analysis how your experience compares and contrasts with the theoretical propositions and research that you have been reading about in the text or listening to on the Watson CDs. Without this connection to what you have been learning, your essay becomes just a story and does not reflect what you have been learning and Integrating the Developmental Perspectives and Theories.

The Essay Topic: Think back to your experience in grades 1-6 and using the theories of Erikson, Piaget, Vygotsky, Bandura, and Kohlberg answer the following questions::

  • How would you describe your social competence as a young child? Did it change over middle childhood?
  • Were you a high or a low status child then?
  • Did you play predominantly with high or low status children?
  • Were you popular?
  • Think of a popular child in your school and an unpopular child (first names only).
  • Describe the popular child. Make sure you consider the characteristics that contributed to this child's popularity. How do these characteristics compare with popular child characteristics you read about in your text?
  • Describe the unpopular child. Make sure you consider the characteristics that contributed to this child's unpopular status. How do this child's characteristics compare with unpopular child characteristics you read about in your text?


#2 Instructions for the Written Assignment

teacher with two children in daycare

The assignment will consist of a Power Point Presentation (PPT) by selecting a specific focus: (1) Contrast and comparison of Piaget and Vygotsky’s theories related to learning in early childhood; (2) Recommendations for model childcare program encompassing physical, brain/motor, and language development; (3) Gender and emotional development; or (4) Social relationships with a focus on the child care environment.

In addition to a wide variety of topics you could present, your presentation should include the following information:

  1. Title
  2. Introduction and description of the presentation including the target audience
  3. Focused bullets based on your topic
  4. Conclusion
  5. References

Note: Angel will only support up to 10MB in the PPT so please keep this simple; no graphics, photos, or extraneous content; use the slides only to present information, simply. Be sure to use the Help Desk if you have problems creating or uploading your PPT.

Optional Resources:

  1. Blake, B., & Pope, T. (2008). Developmental psychology: Incorporating Piaget’s and Vygotsky’s theories in classrooms. Journal of Cross-disciplinary Perspectives in Education, 1(1), 59-67. Retrieved from: 
  2. Bovey, T., & Strain, P. (n. d.). Using environmental strategies to promote positive social interactions.  Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning. Retrieved from:
  3. Cooper, J. L., Masi, R., & Vick, J. (August, 2009). Social-emotional development in early childhood: What every policy maker should know. National Center for Children in Poverty. Retrieved from:
  4. Promoting Child Development:


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Due By (Pacific Time) 05/15/2013 12:00 am
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