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ASE 265: Child and Adolescent Development

Course Description:

This course explores the principles and theories of normal child growth and development from birth through adolescence, focusing on ages 5- 15. The course will focus on the physical, social, emotional and cognitive domains of development and their application to after school programs, well-known theories of development, developmental milestones, the internal and external influences of culture, family and the community on child and youth development, and the developmental assets children and youth need to succeed.

Recommended Prerequisite:

  • ASE 255: Introduction to After School Care and Education

 

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):


Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Identify biological and environmental influences on growth and development, including current developments in brain research.
  2. Understand the history and theories of child development by education theorists such as: Dewey, Montessori, Erikson, Piaget and Vygotsky.
  3. Understand the social, emotional, physical and cognitive domains of development for infants and children from birth through 5 years of age.
  4. Understand the social, emotional, physical and cognitive domains of development for children and youth ages 6-18.
  5. Analyze the influence of culture, family, community and environment on child development.
  6. Identify the internal and external developmental assets that children and youth need to be successful.
  7. Understand the techniques of observation to effectively assess and record children’s development.
  8. Use knowledge of childhood development to provide an environment and experiences in the after school setting that encourage growth in all developmental domains in terms of:
    • Human relationships and guiding children’s behavior
    • Indoor/outdoor environments
    • Curriculum Activities
    • Health and safety
  9. Discuss current issues and concerns affecting children’s development.

General Education Outcomes (GEOs):

Please check the applicable GEOs for this course, if any, by outcomes at GEO Category Search, or by subject area at GEO Discipline Search.

Course Activities and Grading:

Assignment(s)
Weight

Discussions (Weeks 1-8)

40%

Reflection Papers (Weeks 2, 5 & 7)

30%

Midterm Portfolio (Week 4)

10%

Final Portfolio (Week 8)

20%

Total

100%

Required Textbooks (Available through Charter Oak’s online bookstore):

  • Berk, Laura E. Infants, Children and Adolescents. 7th ed. Allyn and Bacon, Inc., 2012. ISBN-10: 0-205-71816-7 or ISBN-13: 978-0-205-71816-0

  • Mooney, Carol Garhart. Theories of Childhood: An Introduction to Dewey, Montessori, Erikson, Piaget & Vigotsky. 2nd edition. Redleaf Press, 2013. ISBN-10: 1-60554-138-9 or ISBN-13: 978-1-60554-138-9

  • Wood, Chip.Yardsticks: Children in the Classroom Ages 4-14 3rd ed. Northeast Foundation for Children, Inc., 2007. ISBN-10: 1-892989-19-0 or ISBN-13: 978-1-892989-19-2

 

Bookstore Information:

  • Textbooks are subject to change on a semester basis. Students should go to the bookstore for updated textbook information including the correct edition for the current semester.
  • The free shipping offer on retail orders over $49 does not apply to Marketplace books, which are shipped directly from third-party sellers.
  • Financial aid recipients may apply their school-issued vouchers to all orders, including Marketplace books.

 

Supplemental Readings and Materials:

  • Benson, Peter L., Galbraith, Judy, and Espeland, Pamela. What Kids Need to Succeed: Proven, Practical Ways to Raise Good Kids. Free Spirit Publishing, Inc., Minneapolis, MN. 1998

  • Elkind, David. Reinventing Childhood: Raising and Educating Children in a Changing World. Modern Learning Press, Inc., Rosemont, NJ. 1998

  • Shonkoff, Jack P. & Phillips, Deborah A., Editors; Committee on Integrating the Science of Early Childhood Development, Board on Children, Youth, and Families (2000).  From Neurons to Neighborhoods: The Science of Early Childhood Development.  The National Academies Press, Washington, D. C.
    Can be read freely accessed at: http://www.nap.edu/books/0309069882/html

Current articles from:

  • Learning Points Associates – North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL)
  • National AfterSchool Association (NAA)
  • National Institute on Out of School Time (NIOST)
  • Parent’s Magazine
  • Young Children, the NAEYC journal
  • Youth Today
  • Other current pertinent/relevant newspaper, magazine, and web site articles.

Course Schedule:

Week

SLOs

Readings and Exercises

Assignment(s)

1

1,2,5,7,8

Theories of Child Development-Part 1 and Methods of Studying Children

Reading:
  • Infants, Children and Adolescents, Chapter 1, 2
  • Theories of Childhood, Pages 53 – 116. Erik Erickson, Jean Piaget and Lev Vygotsky.
  • Erikson's Stages of Development (Available in Course Documents)

Exercises:

  • Discussion Board Questions
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Review the Lecture notes
  • Post answers to all Discussion Board questions.
  • Participate in the Discussions of others

2

1,2,5,7,8

Theories of Child Development - Part 2, Genetics, Prenatal Development and Birth

Reading:
  • Infants, Children and Adolescents, Chapters 3, 4
  • Theories of Childhood, Pages 13 – 51. John Dewey and Maria Montessori.
  • An Introduction to Observation Techniques and their Use  (Available in Course Documents)

Exercises:

  • Discussion Board Questions
  • Reflection Paper
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Review the Lecture notes
  • Post answers to all Discussion Board questions
  • Participate in the Discussions of others
  • Submit Reflection Paper
3

1,3,5,7

Infants and Toddlers

Reading:
  • Infants, Children and Adolescents, Chapters 5, 6, 7
  • Understanding Developmental Milestones (posted in Course Documents)

Exercises:

  • Discussion Board Questions
  • Professional Resource File
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Post answers to all Discussion Board questions
  • Participate in the Discussions of others
  • Complete week 3 Professional Resource File assignment

4

1,3,5,7,8

Early Childhood

Reading:
  • Infants, Children & Adolescents Chapters 8, 9, & 10.
  • Yardsticks Pages 39-71.
  • Understanding Developmental Milestones (posted in Course Documents)

Exercises:

  • Discussion Board Questions
  • Professional Resource File 
  • Midterm Portfolio
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Review the Lecture material.
  • Post answers to all Discussion Board questions.
  • Participate in the Discussions of others.
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Complete week 4 Professional
  •  Resource File assignment.
  • Submit Midterm - include the Reflection paper and the two Professional Resource File assignments.

Midterm
SLOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8

Compile your Reflection paper and the two Professional Resource File assignments, into one document.  Create a table of contents, and properly cite all references.

5

1,4,5,7,8

Middle Childhood

Reading:
  • Infants, Children and Adolescents, Chapters 11, 12, 13
  • Yardsticks, Pages 73-129.
  • Encouraging Cross Gender Play by Barbara Colombo Adams(Found in Course Documents)

Exercises:

  • Discussion Board Questions
  • Reflection Paper
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Post answers to all Discussion Board questions
  • Participate in the Discussions of others
  • Submit Reflection Paper

6

1,4,5,7,8

Adolescence

Reading:
  • Infants, Children and Adolescents, Chapters 14,15,16
  • Yardsticks, Pages 131-182
Exercises
  • Discussion Board Questions
  • Professional Resource File
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Post answers to all Discussion Board questions
  • Participate in the Discussions of others.
  • Complete week 6 Professional Resource File assignment

7

1,2,5,6,8

Principals of Positive Youth Development, Internal and External Developmental Assets: What children and youth need to succeed.

Reading:

Exercises:

  • Discussion Board Questions
  • Reflection Paper
  • Read assigned materials
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Post answers to all Discussion Board questions
  • Participate in the Discussions of others
  • Submit Reflection Paper

8

1,5,8,9

Current Issues affecting children and youth development in the 21st Century: The effects of the media, technology, peer pressure, violence and current events.

Reading:
  • Yardsticks, pages 1-37
  • Infants, Children and Adolescents, pages 387-389, 395, 415-422, 517-523, 544-562

Exercises:

  • Discussion Board Questions
  • Professional Resource File
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Post answers to all Discussion Board questions
  • Complete week 8 Professional Resource File assignment.
  • Submit Final Project –submit all Reflection papers and Professional Resource File assignments in one document.
Final Project
SLOs (All)
Submit completed portfolio including:
  • Table of Contents (order of contents may be different than order of assignments).
  • Four Professional Resource File assignments.
  • Three Reflection papers.
  • Summary page describing the Professional Resource File.
  • Bibliography of references.

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