The quiz will consist of 15 Multiple Choice questions and 4 short answer essays.

Here are some of the ideas/concepts that you should know:

human development (definition and types); G. Stanley Hall; ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny; continuous/discontinuous theories of development; nature versus nurture; maturation; schema; equilibration; adaptation; assimilation; accommodation; constructivist learning theory; Piaget’s stages of cognitive development (sensorimotor, preoperational, concrete operational, formal operational); object permanence; egocentric; conservation; transitivity; seriation; hypothetico-deductive reasoning; Vygotsky’s theory of socio-cultural development; public versus private speech; psychological tools; imitative learning; mediation; empirical learning; theoretical learning; the zone of proximal development; scaffolding; Erikson’s stages of personal/social development (trust versus mistrust, autonomy versus doubt, initiative versus guilt, industry versus inferiority, identity versus role confusion, intimacy versus isolation, generativity versus self-absorption, integrity versus despair); Piaget’s moral development (heteronomous morality, autonomous morality); Kohlberg’s three levels of moral development (preconventional, conventional and postconventional) as well as each of the two stages at each level; Gilligan’s criticism of Kohlberg and her own theory of development; Turiel’s Domain theory; Beane’s middle school model and his theory of Democratic Teaching.

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