I Historical, Theoretical, and Research Perspectives

TEA Units of Study: TEKS "Knowledge and skills" subsections covered:

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


  • Child Development, Curriculum Caddy, CEV Multimedia, Ltd., 2004
  • Children: The Early Years, Goodheart-Willcox Company, 2006
  • The Developing Child, Glencoe/McGraw-Hill Division, 2004
  • Holt Psychology: Principles in Practice, Hold McDougal, 2003
  • Introduction to Psychology 6/E, Holt McDougal, 2002
  • Understanding Psychology, Glencoe/McGraw-Hill Division, 2003

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