Human Growth and Development Course Outline

The lessons in this course may be used in any sequence. The suggested sequence order is as follows:

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I. Historical, Theoretical and Research Perspectives

A. Major theorists
B. Explanation of major theories using real world examples
C. Critique of major theories
D. Use of theory to predict and explain individual and group behavior and guidance techniques
E. Pedagogy vs. andragogy

  • (1) The student understands historical, theoretical, and research perspectives of human growth and development.
    • (A) explain the role of theories in understanding human development
    • (B) describe theoretical perspectives that influence human development throughout the lifespan
    • (C) summarize historical influences on modern theories of human development
    • (D) compare and contrast the research methods commonly used to study human development
    • (E) compare and contrast pedagogy and andragogy

II. Child Development

A. Nutritional needs before and during pregnancy
B. Impact of nutrition on the development of the fetus
C. Nutritional guidelines
D. Safety and wellness

  • 1. Childhood illnesses
  • 2. Immunizations
  • 3. Fitness
  • (2) The student understands the importance of prenatal care in the development of a child.
    • (A) describe nutrtitional needs prior to and during pregnance
    • (B) analyze reasons for medical care and good health practices prior to and during pregnancy
    • (C) outline stages of prenatal development
    • (D) discuss the role of genetics in prenatal development
    • (E) determine environmental factors affecting development of the fetus

III. Care and Protection of Children

A. Major economic factors affecting learning and educational practice

  • 1. Explaining factors using real world examples
  • 2. Relating factors to local funding issues

B. Family structures
C. Child abuse
D. Health care and safety of children

  • (7) The student understands the importance of care and protection of children.
    • (A) determine agencies and services that protect the rights of children
    • (B) summarize various resources focusing on children
    • (C) predict the impact of changing demographics and cultural diversity on the health and welfare of children

IV. Newborn to Two Years

A. Physical milestones
B. Nutritional guidelines
C. Safety and wellness

  • 1. Childhood illnesses
  • 2. Immunizations
  • 3. Fitness

D. Child abuse and prevention

  • 1. SIDS
  • 2. Shaken baby syndrome

E. Family structure changes
F. Brain structure
G. Major theorists
H. Explanation of major theories using real world examples
I. Critique of major theories
J. Use of theory to predict and explain individual and group behavior and guidance techniques

  • (3) The student understands the development of children ages newborn through two years.
    • (A) analyze the physical, emotional, social and cognitive development of infants and toddlers
    • (B) analyze various developmental theories relating to infants and toddlers
    • (C) discuss the influences of the family and society on the infant and toddler
    • (D) summarize strategies for optimizing the development of infants and toddlers, including those with special needs
    • (E) determine techniques that promote the health and safety of infants and toddlers
    • (F) determine developmentally appropriate guidance techniques for children in the first two years of life

V. Three to Five

A. Physical milestones
B. Nutritional guidelines
C. Safety and wellness
D. Physical fitness
E. Impact of social factors on learning
F. Stages of emotional development
G. Child abuse and prevention
H. Family structure changes
I. Brain structure
J. Major theorists
K. Explanation of major theories using real world examples
L. Critique of major theories
M. Use of theory to predict and explain individual and group behavior and guidance techniques

  • (4) The student understands the development of children ages three through five years.
    • (A) analyze the physical, emotional, social and cognitive development of preschoolers
    • (B) analyze various developmental theories relating to preschoolers
    • (C) discuss the influences of the family and society on preschoolers
    • (D) summarize strategies for optimizing the development of preschoolers, including those with special needs
    • (E) determine techniques that promote the health and safety of preschoolers
    • (F) determine developmentally appropriate guidance techniques for preschoolers

VI. Six to Ten Years

A. Physical milestones
B. Nutritional guidelines
C. Safety and wellness
D. Impact of social factors on learning
E. Stages of emotional development
F. Child abuse and prevention
G. Family structure changes
H. Brain structure

  • 1. Optimizing developmental stages
  • 2. Addressing special needs

I. Major theorists
J. Explanation of major theories using real world examples
K. Critique of major theories
L. Use of theory to predict and explain individual and group behavior and guidance techniques

  • (5) The student understands the development of children ages six through ten years.
    • (A) analyze the physical, emotional, social and cognitive development of children in the early t middle childhood stage of development
    • (B) analyze various developmental theories relating to children in the early to middle childhood stage of development
    • (C) discuss the influences of the family and society on children in the early to middle childhood stage of development
    • (D) summarize strategies for optimizing the development of children in the early to middle childhood stage of development, including those with special needs
    • (E) determine techniques that promote the health and safety of children in the early to middle childhood stage of development
    • (F) determine developmentally appropriate guidance techniques for children in the early to middle childhood stage of development

VII. Eleven to Nineteen Years

A. Physical development
B. Nutritional guidelines
C. Safety and wellness

  • 1. Childhood Illness
  • 2. Immunizations
  • 3. Fitness

D. Impact of social factors on learning
E. Stages of emotional development
F. Family structure changes
G. Brain structure

  • 1. Optimizing developmental stages
  • 2. Addressing special needs

H. Major theorists
I. Explanation of major theories using real world examples
J. Critique of major theories
K. Use of theory to predict and explain individual and group behavior and guidance techniques

  • (6) The student understands the development of adolescents ages 11 through 19 years.
    • (A) analyze the biological and cognitive development of adolescents
    • (B) analyze the emotional and social development of adolescents
    • (C) discuss various theoretical perspectives relevant to adolescent growth and development
    • (D) discuss the influences of the family and society on adolescents
    • (E) determine appropriate guidance techniques for adolescents

VIII. Twenty to Thirty-Nine

A. Physical and cognitive development
B. Nutritional guidelines
C. Safety and wellness

  • 1. Drugs
  • 2. Alcohol
  • 3. Physical fitness

D. Stages of emotional, moral, and social development
E. Family and social relationships
F. Societal and cultural awareness in early adulthood
G. Major theorists
H. Explanation of major theories using real world examples
I. Critique of major theories
J. Use of theory to predict and explain individual and group behavior and guidance techniques

  • (8) The student understands the development of adults ages 20 through 39 years.
    • (A) analyze various development theories relating to early adults, including biological and cognitive development
    • (B) analyze various development theories relating to early adults including emotional, moral and psychosocial development
    • (C) discuss the influences of society and culture on early adults
    • (D) discuss the importance of family, human relationships, and social interaction for early adults

IX. Fourty to Sixty-Five

A. Physical and cognitive development
B. Safety and wellness

  • 1. Nutrition
  • 2. Physical fitness

C. Stages of emotional, moral, and social development
D. Family and social relationships
E. Societal and cultural awareness in late adulthood
F. Major theorists
G. Explanation of major theories using real world examples
H. Critique of major theories
I. Use of theory to predict and explain individual and group behavior and guidance techniques

  • (9) The student understands the development of adults ages 40 through 65 years.
    • (A) analyze various development theories relating to middle adults, including biological and cognitive developments
    • (B) analyze various development theories relating to middle adults, including emotional, moral and psychosocial development
    • (C) discuss the influences of society and culture on middle adults
    • (D) discuss the importance of family, human relationships and social interaction for middle adults

X. Sixty-Six Plus

A. Physical and cognitive development
B. Safety and wellness

  • 1. Nutrition
  • 2. Physical fitness

C. Stages of emotional, moral, and social development
D. Family and social relationships
E. Societal and cultural awareness in late adulthood
F. Major theorists
G. Explanation of major theories using real world examples
H. Critique of major theories
I. Use of theory to predict and explain individual and group behavior and guidance techniques

  • (10) The student understands the development of adults 66 years and older.
    • (A) analyze various development theories relating to those within the stage of late adulthood, including biological and cognitive development
    • (B) analyze various development theories relating to those withing the stage of late adulthood including emotional, moral and psychosocial development
    • (C) discuss the influences of society and culture on those withing the stage of late adulthood
    • (D) discuss the importance of family, human relationships and social interaction for those within the stage of late adulthood

XI. Career Preparation

A. Synthesizing multiple sources of information
B. Strategies for effective human relationship and communication skills
C. Careers found in the Education and Training Cluster
D. Exploring career descriptions
E. Job skills and responsibilities
F. Work ethic
G. Advancement opportunities
H. Salary and fringe benefits
I. Impact on lifestyle

  • (11) The student understands the skills necessary for career preparation.
    • (A) demonstrate skills, characteristics and responsibilities of leaders and effective team members
    • (B) demonstrate effective methods and obligations for securing, maintaining and terminating employment
    • (C) practice human-relation skills
    • (D) demonstrate effective verbal, non-verbal, writen and electronic communication skills

XII. Opportunities in Education and Training

A. Evaluation of self-assessments
B. Job opportunities
C. Occupational Outlook Handbook
D. Personal interests survey
E. Self assessments, aptitudes, interests, abilities

  • (12) The student explores opportunities available in education and training.
    • (A) assess personal interests, aptitudes and abilities as related to the various stages of human growth and development
    • (B) evaluate employment and entrepreneurial opportunities and education requirements in the educational field of interest
    • (C) propose short and long-term education and career goals

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