Inquiry into the nature and tasks of early cognition including social, cultural and biological foundations. Attention paid to current research implications for learning theory, individual differences and classroom instruction.
- Summarize current research in brain growth and development and cognition
- Use knowledge of how thinking skills develop and provide active learning opportunities that support physical, social-emotional, language and cognitive development.
- Recognize developmental benchmarks in order to assess active learning environments and suggest developmental appropriate activities
- Discuss various plans in collaboration with families and staff in supporting active learning environments.
- Explain multicultural implications and issues of race, ethnicity, gender orientation, immigrant status, trauma in cognitive development
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