CNDV 5311 Essay

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STUDENT NAME:_Daron Pritchard_______ SECTION NUMBER:_CNL________________
As you have reflected on development across the lifespan and the Life Wheel throughout this course, what have you discovered about physical, social/cultural, environmental, developmental (Week 1-3 only) or occupational (Week 4 and 5), spiritual, intellectual, and emotional development? Reflect on the material from each week incorporating the elements listed. If there is a component that you believe is not applicable, please include a rationale. Support your reflections with appropriate citations as you address each of the following:
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Intellectual: When a child is the brain is ready to learn and receive information. In essence the brain is like a computer, it has great potential for development. Having a great childhood greatly influences the way the child develops.
Emotional: Doing this period the child will realize that the world does not revolve around them. They learn to trust and mistrust others. As toddlers, they become proud of things they accomplish and begin stating their opinions and desires. They also begin to learn to be away from their parents and they will often times participate in the classroom. They also begin to solve issues that may arise with others using words. They often control their angry and they learn that it is okay to make mistakes.
Overall Reflection: After reading about development through the early years, I think that emotional and environmental developments are the most vital during this period. When we are first conceived the environment is the number factor influencing us. Piaget believed that the mind creates its own knowledge. “This constructivist stance takes the child to be an active participant in the learning process, constantly seeking out and trying to make sense of new information.” (Broderick & Blewitt, 2010) If you look at it from this point of view this is where teachers play an important part in making things catch the attention of students and making it reach them. New research is becoming available often over infant