Home » Module 4 discussion | Sociology homework help

Module 4 discussion | Sociology homework help

I need this completed today by 11pm.

Consider the multiple theories of child development you have been studying in this module. (Refer to the lecture and chapter readings for assistance and supporting evidence.) For your initial post, identify one chosen specific theory that you feel you identify within your approach as an educator. Support your choice with statements and examples from your own experience and understanding.

Maturational Theory

  • Nature Approach.
  • Explains a child’s development through genetics and biological changes.
  • Arnold Gesell’s theory included the idea that all development is governed by internal changes and explained development by age, called milestones, which children achieved at set points in their lives.

Psychoanalytic and Psychosocial Theory

  • Child behavior and development are governed by the unconscious processes of mainly social and emotional development.
  • Sigmund Freud believed that children behaved according to inner conflicts and originated the Psychoanalytic Theory, which says that a child’s personality is formed by how they resolve these inner conflicts.
  • Erik Erikson originated the Psychosocial Theory also believed that children learn by accomplishing certain inner conflicts. His theory is described as the Eight Stages of Man. The first four deal specifically with early childhood.
  • Trust versus      Mistrust — ages birth through one year
  • Autonomy versus      Shame and Doubt — ages 1-3 years
  • Initiative      versus Guilt — ages 3-5 years
  • Industry versus      Inferiority — ages 6-12 years

Cognitive-Developmental Theory

  • Nurture approach.
  • Constructivism believes that children learn and develop through actively exploring their environment.
  • Developmentally      Appropriate Practice (DAP) relies heavily on this theory.
  • Jean Piaget believed that children progress through four stages of intellectual (cognitive)      development.
  • Sensorimotor –      ages birth through 2 years
  • Preoperational      – ages 2-7 years
  • Concrete      Operational – ages 7-11 years
  • Formal      Operational – ages 11-15 years
  • Lev Vygotsky believed that social interactions also played a very active role in how children learned. With this, he also shared the importance of language and speech in a child’s development and learning.
  • Zone of Proximal Development- children go through identified zones of development that are used to identify the child’s next step or growth area
  • Scaffolding –  adults will assess the child’s ability level and then intentionally plan      and guide with the goal of supporting the child’s growth to the next level of ability
  • Maria Montessori believed that there are differences in how all children learn and that every child has great potential. She believed that through self-exploration the child will thrive, though it is up to educators and parents to provide the opportunities for this self-discovery.

Behaviorism and Social-Learning Theory

  • Nurture      Approach.
  • Development is based upon learned behaviors that are based upon a child’s interactions with their environment and influenced by positive or negative reinforcement.
  • John Watson and B.F. Skinner introduced this theory and felt that children learned through a system of stimulus/response events.

Bio-ecological Theory

  • Urie Bronfenbrenner felt that environment shaped children’s development and occurs on multiple layers, through the bio-ecological model.
  • Belief that development is affected by the environment which is thus constantly changing and redirecting development.
  • Anti-bias curriculum and many individualized assessment procedures have been greatly influenced by this theory.

Remember that theories are developed over time, and often will reflect the belief systems and values common to that society and time in history. Theories often will adjust when new scientific knowledge is gained, as in the understanding of how the brain develops. Recognizing the varying theories of child development will support the early childhood educator’s foundation of knowledge to ensure children’s needs are met in the environment and planned interactions.

Calculate the price of your order

550 words
We'll send you the first draft for approval by September 11, 2018 at 10:52 AM
Total price:
The price is based on these factors:
Academic level
Number of pages
Basic features
  • Free title page and bibliography
  • Unlimited revisions
  • Plagiarism-free guarantee
  • Money-back guarantee
  • 24/7 support
On-demand options
  • Writer’s samples
  • Part-by-part delivery
  • Overnight delivery
  • Copies of used sources
  • Expert Proofreading
Paper format
  • 275 words per page
  • 12 pt Arial/Times New Roman
  • Double line spacing
  • Any citation style (APA, MLA, Chicago/Turabian, Harvard)

Our guarantees

Delivering a high-quality product at a reasonable price is not enough anymore.
That’s why we have developed 5 beneficial guarantees that will make your experience with our service enjoyable, easy, and safe.

Money-back guarantee

You have to be 100% sure of the quality of your product to give a money-back guarantee. This describes us perfectly. Make sure that this guarantee is totally transparent.

Read more

Zero-plagiarism guarantee

Each paper is composed from scratch, according to your instructions. It is then checked by our plagiarism-detection software. There is no gap where plagiarism could squeeze in.

Read more

Free-revision policy

Thanks to our free revisions, there is no way for you to be unsatisfied. We will work on your paper until you are completely happy with the result.

Read more

Privacy policy

Your email is safe, as we store it according to international data protection rules. Your bank details are secure, as we use only reliable payment systems.

Read more

Fair-cooperation guarantee

By sending us your money, you buy the service we provide. Check out our terms and conditions if you prefer business talks to be laid out in official language.

Read more