EDU 338 Ashford University Online Chapter 8 Childrens Development Essay

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THIS HAS TWO PARTS

PART ONE:

Prior to beginning work on this discussion, read Chapter 8 of Human Development: A Life-Span View, the Cognitive Development of Adolescents at Risk or with Learning and/or Emotional Problems: Implications for Teachers article, and watch the Adolescent Cognition: Thinking in a New Key (Links to an external site.) video. Consider that, typically, the study of complex topics such as philosophy, advanced math, and experimental science are introduced during adolescence.

  • Choose a theory we have studied in the course. Explain how an adolescent’s maturing cognitive skills contribute to their ability to study complex subject areas.
  • Discuss factors (two positive and two negative) which may influence an adolescent’s problem solving or reasoning skills, connecting those factors with your chosen theory.
  • What strategies could you suggest to learning professionals (teachers, mental health workers, trainers, etc.) to assist adolescents with their problem solving or reasoning skills?

PART TWO:

Prior to beginning work on this discussion, read Chapter 9 of Human Development: A Life-Span View, the Cognitive Development of Adolescents at Risk or with Learning and/or Emotional Problems: Implications for Teachers article, view Figure 3 at https://www.researchgate.net/figure/Erik-Eriksons-… , and watch the Adolescent Cognition: Thinking in a New Key (Links to an external site.) video.

The challenge Erikson describes in the age of adolescence is a search for identity. After reading Chapter 9 of the course text and conducting some independent research, discuss, in your own words, the main components of identity versus identity confusion in adolescents. Address the following four parts of this forum:

  • Describe three to four factors that impact an adolescent’s search for identity (identity versus identity confusion).
  • Explain how adults can positively support an adolescent’s search for identity.
  • Formulate three specific strategies that support an adolescent’s identity in social and learning environments.
  • After discussing the three points above, consider the following scenarios and choose one:
    • Option A: Imagine you are a high school teacher. How would understanding an adolescent’s search for identity versus identity confusion influence your practices in a classroom, including how you interact with your students?
    • Option B: Imagine you are a mental health professional. How would understanding an adolescent’s search for identity versus identity confusion influence your techniques in counseling/therapy sessions?

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