Reflections on Child Development
This semester in Child Development has helped me a great deal. I came into this class wanting to be a Child Development teacher at the high school level. I am leaving this class with the same ambition to become a Child Development teacher. I have learned so much by taking this class and I know it will all be helpful in the future once I am standing at the front of a classroom. Also, just by watching the way Mary teaches the class, I have learned things that I want to take into my own style of teaching.
I believe that there is so much more to a child's development than any psychologist or doctor could ever theorize. It takes many different things to make a child who they are and who they will become. Every child is different and things don't affect all children the same way, therefore, everyone's theories vary. It's a great thing that people can read about their children as they develop. That is something that will always be helpful, especially for first time parents. I really liked learning about all the theories of the stages a child grows. It was something that will help me be able to give my little sister some advice once her little one comes! I didn't exactly agree with how Freud thought, but I let a lot of it slide because his theories were developed a long time ago before all of that stuff became something we all find to be a perverted way of thinking.
One thing I found especially interesting about the class what when we watched 18 Ways to Make a Baby. It is amazing how far technology has come and what all we are capable of doing to help unfortunate families wanting to bear a child. I was even able to let my Child Development teacher from high school know about the video and now it's something she wants to add to her teaching curriculum. It was also fun making the collage. It took quite some time to do, but I learned so much. I had to go online to look...