Part1: What’s the value of recess?
The trend these days has been gradually reducing time spent in unstructured play in favour of increased time spent preparing for standardised testing. This trend gained momentum with the passage of No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. More time spent learning maths and reading should be a benefit, right? Well, not so fast.
Play has its own developmental purpose for youngsters and in this week’s discussion, you’re going to dig a little deeper into this topic.
Chapter 5 in your textbook (Experiencing the Lifespan by Janet Belsky) provides an excellent foundation for understanding the importance of play in various aspects of child development.
This brief news story (Links to an external site.) discusses recent recommendations from the American Academy of Paediatrics (AAP) regarding play. Please review the attached original report by the American Academy of Paediatrics and use information from this report to support your answers.
Answer the following:
Discuss two different types or categories of play and the impact on child development.
What are differences in play between boys and girls? What causes gender-stereotyped play? Be sure to cite a reference here, not just your opinions!
How does engaging in play enhance executive functioning skills? You might begin with one or two sentences about what executive functioning skills are, and then explain how play improves these skills.
What is meant by “healthy risks” in childhood play and how are these important in child development? (MINIMUM 300 words)
From the article “How your personality shines through” by Art Markman, Psychology Today as well as in chapter 4, do you feel that the trait, or the situation is more important in determining how a person behaves (and while yes, both are important, for this question pick which side you feel is most important)? Explain why you feel this way using evidence from the reading and/or outside sources to support your opinion.
Based on the article from question 1, do you feel that people are consciously aware that they are going into situations that match/favour their personality style, or do you think they unconsciously choose those situations? Explain.
Support your viewpoint with evidence from the reading and/or outside sources.3) Are the results presented in the 2nd article surprising to you? Why or why not? Do you feel that a genetic predisposition (things we will be discussing in more depth soon in the course) could be overcome by our experiences?
Explain your response using evidence from the readings/weekly notes to support your opinion. (300 minimum words)
I want you to make one strong argument for both sides of the issue below and then explain which side of the debate you favour and why. You need at least 4 paragraphs with a paragraph being at least 5 sentences. Topic: The world’s oldest profession: Prostitution.
Make one argument in support of voluntary legalised prostitution (not forced) and one argument against it. Then let the class know your position and why. You should include feminist theory as well as real world consequences and statistics in your posts.
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