The table of contents follows an ecological systems framework to show how individual teens both affect and are affected by their families, peers, schools, and society. Adolescence also employs unique pedagogy to ensure students practice active learning and deep processing, focus on the practical applications of what they are studying, think critically and become educated consumers of the research Two overarching themes are explored throughout this text: 1. Adolescent development involves individual, social and cultural systems. Positive adolescent development is the norm, though the media and research frequently concentrate on adolescent problems. My Virtual Teen is an interactive web-based simulation that allows you to raise a child from birth to age 18, with a specific focus on the teenage years, and monitor the effects of your parenting decisions over time.
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Adolescence, Canadian Edition, by Ian McMahan and Susan Thompson, combines rigorous, scientific coverage of adolescent development research with a scholarly yet enjoyable narrative style that is rarely found in textbooks. The table of contents follows an ecological systems framework to show how individual teens both affect and are affected by their families, peers, schools, and society.
Adolescence also employs unique pedagogy to ensure students practise active learning and deep processing, focus on the practical applications of what they are studying, think critically and become educated consumers of the research.
Two overarching themes are explored throughout this text: 1. Adolescent development involves individual, social and cultural systems. Positive adolescent development is the norm, though the media and research frequently concentrate on adolescent problems. Material on emerging adulthood looks beyond adolescence to discuss current concerns of students in the class. Teaching and Learning Experience This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience—for you and your students.
These tools, along with in-text features, encourage students to apply the content to their personal and future professional lives. Each chapter contains new Canadian-focused research and discussions specific to adolescence in Canada. This engaging website lets you apply the key concepts that you are learning in your adolescent development class. Students take a personality test at the beginning of the program, the results of which will have an impact on the temperament of their child or simulated future selves.
Observational videos are included throughout the program to help illustrate key concepts. Critical thinking questions within the program help students apply what they are learning about in class and in their textbook to their own virtual person.
These questions can be assigned or used as the basis for in-class discussion. Explore further at www. Students can better grasp the organization of the material and verify that they understand the key ideas before moving on. Students do not need to interrupt their reading to look up, or to guess the meaning of, terms whose significance is not clear to them. Students come to see adolescents as active participants in their own development.
Students begin to think of adolescence less as a problem and more as an opportunity. Through active learning and deep processing, students gain increased retention and understanding of material.
Chapter 2: Adolescence in Theory and Research, presents the ideas that have most influenced research on adolescence, describes the techniques that are used to gather empirical information about adolescents, and explores ways to understand and critically evaluate research findings. Students get acquainted with the process of adolescent research and come to see information in the context of how it was gathered. Students begin to think of course material in terms of its real-life implications for action.
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