Human Growth & Learning Developmental Project: Girls 7-10 years Old
Theories Erikson Industry Vs. Inferiority Stage where the girls need to be encouraged the most. This determines whether they will excel or fail. Piaget End of Preoperational to Concrete Operational Beginning to be capable of operations, solving problems from their own experiences, not able to manipulate unless it is a past experience Vygotsky Learning scientific concepts using theoretical learning – Psychological tools that allow them to manipulate their environment consciously and systematically
THEORIES CONT’ Gilligan Many adolescent females care less about separation & independence and more about remaining loyal to others through expressions of caring, understanding, and sharing of experiences. Kohlberg End of Pre-conventional Morality – Instrumental relativist orientation to beginning of Conventional Morality – Good Boy, Nice Girl orientation
Skill Development Run Skip Hop Travel in variety of rhythmical patterns Move in all directions with out bumping into others
Initiative Still rely on adults for sense of security Express feelings openly Show more complex emotional expression throughout the years
Sometimeswe are thecoolest thing
Eagerness to Learn Enjoy working together Begin having rules to games Develop several close friendships with classmates (Best Friend) Start to problem solve, but not always successful Love fantasy and pretend play
Social & Emotional Development Friends become more important Aware of rules and rituals Drawn to same sex friendships Failure is difficult to handle Everything is black and white (no gray area)
7 & 8 year olds at field day They may be hugging now… but sometimes they are “catty” and mean.
Behavior Facts 7 yrs – Once sweet & quiet (maybe), now turned into a whining, demanding, loud, and often obnoxious child 8 yrs – Controlling & manipulating with siblings. With friends this age is hard; they all talk horribly to each other and constantly fight 9 yrs – Interested in food, cooking & eating (always hungry), usually has trouble with table manners, remembering to wash hands before eating, not very neat, need help organizing 10 yrs – Usually truthful and develop a more mature feeling about right & wrong, sensitive for fairness, listen well & concentrate for longer periods of time, love to read
That’s all folks!
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Works Cited Snowman, Jack, R. R. McCown, and Robert F. Biehler. "Chapter 2 Theories of Psychosocial and Cognitive Development." Psychology Applied to Teaching. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2009. 23-59. Print. www.pbs.org/parents/childdebelopmenttracker/seven www.nncc.org/child.dev/ages.stages.6y.8y.html