Learning Resources

Required Resources

  • Course Text: Educational Psychology

    • Chapter 3, “The Self, Social, and Emotional Development” (pp. 68–113)
    • Chapter 4, “Learner Differences and Learning Needs” (pp. 114–165)
    • Chapter 6, “Culture and Diversity” (pp. 237–239)

  • Reference Text: Essential guide to APA style for Walden students. (2014). Retrieved from http://www.vitalsource.com
  • Note: This text is available as an eBook (electronic book). It will be provided to you via an email from the Walden University book store.

Optional Resources

  • Web article: NAEYC and NAECS/SDE: Where We Stand on Early Learning Standards
  • Web site: Council of Educators for Students with Disabilities, Inc.: Overview of Section 504
  • Web site: Building the Legacy: IDEA 2004 (U.S. Department of Education)
  • Web article: “Differentiated Instruction” by Tracey Hall
  • Web article: “Differentiation of Instruction in the Elementary Grades” by Carol Ann Tomlinson

    Content Review


    • Respond to each item. Each response should be concise and between 23 paragraphs in length.
    • Use MS Word to write your responses, and submit your answers to all three questions in one Word document.
    • Copy and paste each question within the document, so that your instructor can see which question you are responding to.
    1. Erikson’s psychosocial theory of development provides a framework for understanding personal, social, and emotional development including “the emergence of the self, the search for identity, the individual’s relationships with others, and the role of culture throughout life” (Woolfolk, 2013, p. 87). In your own words, explain how Erikson’s stages are interrelated and what essential process Erikson believed takes place during each stage.

    2. Helping children develop sensitivity to the feelings and rights of others is important for promoting a supportive and safe atmosphere in which to develop and learn. Referring to the information and theories provided in this week’s Learning Resources, describe three or more ways that adults might foster and support the emotional and moral development of children.

    3. Children’s experiences in learning situations and settings can have a significant impact on their self-concept and self-esteem. Differentiate the terms self-esteem and self-concept by describing each as it applies to you or someone you know. Then, using your own examples, discuss the potential benefits and pitfalls of attempts to develop children’s self-esteem.


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