Reflection 1 – Child Development Pre-assessment

Prompt: For preassessment purposes, tell about what you know about child/adolescent development. Also, describe how your current knowledge of development informs your philosophy of instruction.

A long time ago I learned about child development and the different ways in which we change, grow, and mature over the years. Unfortunately the only remains are a few catch phrases such as ‘sensorimotor stage’ or ‘multiple intelligence’ and ‘cognitive development’. While I do not remember the vocabulary or concept names, those lessons impressed upon me the importance of understanding student diversity, social norms, and interacting with students according to their development level.

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