November 8, 2012
Social development is how children develop socially
o How do kids become social human beings?
What skills do kids need?
o As teachers we have two goals : to teach curriculum and to teach social skills
Social and emotional development are key because kids' violence levels are going up, etc.
o It needs to be a mandatory course from JK-grade 8
o We need to do more in elementary school to promote it
There was before a trend towards 'being friends with kids'
o But now that doesn't seem to be working anymore
Theories and types f learning
o We already explored
Piaget's theory of cognitive development
Vygotsky's sociocultural theory of learning
Information processing theory of learning
o Now we will explore