Child Development CD-112

In order to determine the equivalency of programs and content, we ask that the instructor please complete this following. Listed below are examples of assignments or projects that are required of college students taking the course on campus. We ask that you please briefly explain or provide examples of your assignments or projects that students in your secondary (or adult) level course will have that address each topic and student learning outcome.

Students should keep all work electronically to use in their final Exit Portfolio documentation from NCMC.

SLO #1

Identify the major theories and contributors to the field of child development. (MOSPE 2; CCTC-HU-EC 7; CDA 8; NAEYC 1a)


Major Theories and Theorist

Step 1

Choose one of the following Theory/Theorists

Step 2

Choose a delivery method for teaching your peers about both the Theory and Theorist.

  • Video
  • Powerpoint
  • Other as approved by instructor

Step 3

Research the chosen Theory/Theorist and include the following information in your project.

  • History of the Theorist
  • Type of Theory
    • Biological
    • Behaviorism & Social Learning
    • Psychodynamic
    • Cognitive Development
    • Sociocultural
    • Developmental Systems
  • Theorist
    • Jean Piaget: Constructivist Theory
    • B.F. Skinner
    • Maria Montessori
    • Lev Vygootsky: Scaffolding ~ ZPD “Zone of Proximal Development”
    • Urie Bronfenbrenner: Ecological Systems Theory