Child Development Framework

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Theories and frameworks for development are important for learning support because it is where people can look at behaviour, achievements and results. Theories about child development were developed many years ago. Child development research is ongoing and new information is emerging all the time. It is important for anyone who works with children and young people to keep up to date with developments and to put these new ideas into practice. Some of the theorists include: Freud- a psychoanalytic, he believed that a personality is built in 3 parts, ID, Ego and superego Skinner- operant conditioning. If we get praised for doing something, we tend to do it again but if we get told off, we tend not to do it again. Piaget- cognitive development.…show more content…
Social pedagogy brings together theories from psychology, sociology and education to create a holistic way of working with children and young people. The holistic approach to a childâ€TMs development deals with them through spiritual life, school, health, family and friendships. Question: Question 5 Answer: Monitoring children and young peopleâ€TMs development can be done in the following ways Assessment frameworks- This is the way that children are assessed to determine whether they are in need, what those needs are and how those needs can be met. There will also be formal observations to back up the assessment framework and it will be reported back to the teacher. Using this information means that the childâ€TMs best interests can be met in development. Standard measurements- This measures a childâ€TMs development and works alongside assessment frameworks to see whether or not children are reaching expected milestones of development, and if not recognise the need for more assistance. Using school tests and cognitive aptitude tests…show more content…
Being aware they are different to others and that others treat them differently can affect their confidence as they are labelled. Emotional- A child having an attachment to their main carer is really important for their development. Attachment issues arise from not forming the attachment early in their childhood, or if a caregiver leaves the family home which will cause disruption. It affects their confidence and self esteem, and in turn makes it difficult for them to form attachments and communicate in school. Problems at home and an unhappy home life can also affect a childâ€TMs emotional development. Environmental- Poverty, the area where a child lives and their family structure can all effect their development. Some families have a different view to education which can cause a child to have these same views. Cultural- How families bring up their children can vary according to their culture. Some cultures may not allow their children to read certain books or take part in activities; this can restrict their intellectual development. They may not be allowed to play with other children from a different cultural background. These all can cause confidence and self esteem issues. Social- Children that are born into poverty and families going through difficult times can have

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