Understanding the major theories, principles, issues, and applications of adolescent development and learning will inform your instructional practice. Your understanding of these concepts will prepare you to communicate with families about the development milestones of their children.
Develop a 500 word digital brochure for your current or future students’ parents and families. Your goal is to inform and prepare families regarding the major developmental milestones they can expect to see in their child. Design your brochure to inform them of the major theories and concepts regarding adolescents and their development, including how parents can be involved and actively participate in their child’s development.
Outline the following in your brochure:
- Describe the developmental period of adolescence, including the sub-periods of early adolescence, middle adolescence, and emerging adulthood. Provide specific examples of typical school-related behavior found within each sub-period.
- Provide an overview of the key theories related to adolescence, including the biological, psychoanalytical, cognitive, and social learning views of adolescence. Acknowledge key theorists and their major contributions.
- Outline and define the roles of nature/nurture, continuity/discontinuity, and early/late experience and their effect on adolescent development and classroom learning.
Use digital brochure format, including a title, headings/bullets, and graphics as appropriate. Support your findings with a minimum of three scholarly resources.