4.27.10 - 4/27/2010 PSY 203 T Course Evaluations Child...

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4/27/2010 1 PSY 203 T Spring 2010 Dr. Christine Hughes University of Miami PSY 203 T Course Evaluations the University will email you details or, find them on MyUM or BlackBoard If you complete it, you will have access to your final grades on MyUM earlier than other students. Also REMINDER: I will automatically drop your lowest exam grade unless you ask me not to . Dropping the lowest exam grade is optional, but it will most likely only help your final grade. Compared to younger kids, adolescents… are better arguers have a larger knowledge base use better memory strategies are faster thinkers Combine ego, logic, and emotion in their thinking Learning in Middle School The first year of middle school is often a “low ebb” of learning. Students are dealing with a variety of issues… puberty bullying greater competition in extracurricular activities short class periods An Ideal Middle School Some improvements that could help middle schoolers: Longer class periods Teachers rotate classes (vs. students) Use of “pods” Piaget’s Formal Operational Stage Piaget’s last stage: adolescents display formal operational thought, characterized by: logical thought hypothetical thought abstract thought deductive reasoning
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4/27/2010 2 Piaget’s Formal Operational Stage Abstract, scientific thinking Hypothetical-deductive reasoning deduce and test specific hypotheses Propositional Thought verbal reasoning about abstract concepts Deductive vs. Inductive Reasoning Deductive: begins with an idea or premise,
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