Week 2

Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:

In Week 1, we discussed the long-standing debate of nature vs. nurture regarding child development. This week focuses on the significant amount of development that takes place in the first 2 years of a child’s life.

  • Which area of developmental research (e.g., Piaget, Erikson, or Bowlby) do you think leads to the best understanding of infant and toddler development?
  • How might this information be helpful in an educational setting?

Review the College’s Conceptual Framework.

  • How does this topic link to the College’s Conceptual Framework and the framework’s philosophical relationship to effective teacher preparation?