Week 1 Discussion: Discuss the way in which the various sensory systems develop and how sensory development impacts a child’s perception of the world. Explain in your post how you might suggest a parent adjusts the home environment and social situations to allow for the infant and young child’s system to develop.
Week 1 Journal Prenatal Development
With the evolution of Google, accessible information, the study of genetics, prenatal tests, social media, and many other sources of information for new parents, the process of preparing for a healthy baby can be overwhelming.
For this first journal assignment, reflect on the substance and theoretical foundation of what you have learned this week about prenatal development. Then write a reflective essay that addresses the following: Comment on how this week’s learning and materials compliment, oppose, and/or affect change in your positions and attitudes on the relevant subject matter. From this reflection, formulate and articulate three pieces of advice to help expecting parents ensure healthy development of their baby. Analyze how your recommendations are grounded in relevant theory. Explain how a decision to ground your recommendations in a different theoretical framework might have affected your decisions and actions. Based on your response to the previous question, describe what you see as the proper or optimal way to think about the relationship between theory and practice. Explain how the recommendations you selected help to ensure healthy development. Explain how ethical concerns might arise related to things such as prenatal tests and predictions.
Week 2 Discussion
In your initial post: Identify what you consider to be a sexual identity-related problem or issue that is of importance to you and to society and culture. Identify and evaluate the key positions and theoretical arguments relating to your issue. Include in your discussion comments on what you have learned about the reasons for differences in sexual orientation (e.g., from biological, cultural, or physiological causes). Ground all positions and conclusions in theory and evidence.
In your responses to no fewer than two of your classmates, compare and contrast your respective identifications and evaluations of theoretical arguments and grounding regarding your selected sexual identity-related problem. Additionally, identify any insights you have gained as a result of reading the responses of others.