Children in early childhood begin to learn how to socialize, how to start becoming independent thinkers, and how to express emotions more appropriately. These new ways of thinking and behaving are explained by Erikson, Piaget, and Vygotsky according to their individual theories. Come to Seminar prepared to discuss the different ways that these theorists explain physical, social, and cognitive development in children ages 2–6.
To earn Seminar credit for this unit, complete one of the following options:
Option 1: Participate in a synchronous Seminar discussion
You are strongly encouraged to fulfill your Seminar requirement through this option if possible. Many students find the Seminar very helpful because your instructor will clarify information and your classmates may pose questions that you also have about the material.
Option 2: Complete Alternative Assignment
You will benefit most from attending the graded Seminar as an active participant. However, if you are unable to attend you have the opportunity to make up the points by summarizing the archived Seminar. Your paper should be written in appropriate APA style for a written summary. In other words, you are not required to use direct quotes, cite references, include an abstract, or include a reference page. You do, however, have to write in complete sentences and paragraphs, provide a title page, and include a professional presentation. Listen to the archived Seminar to provide a summary and respond to the Seminar questions. Submit your summary to the Seminar Dropbox before the end of the unit to receive credit.