Lecture 11: Developmentalism
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Tailoring curriculum by taking into peoples' physical and spiritual developmental stages can make teaching more effective.
Continuity: When do we teach what?
A. Spiritual Development
1. God's Design
a. Created to Learn, William R. Yount
b. Nurture that is Christian, Wilhoit and Dettoni
C. Cognitive Development - Piaget
1. Sensorimotor (0-2)
2. Preoperational (2-7)
3. Concrete Operations (7-11)
4. Formal Operations (12-15)
D. Faith Development - Fowler
1. Primal (0-2)
2. Intuitive-Projective (2-6)
3. Mythical-Literal (7-11)
4. Synthetic-Conventional (11-22)
5. Individuative-Reflective (Young adult)
6. Conjunctive (Middle adult)
7. Universalizing (Older adult)
E. Stages of Moral Reasoning - Kohlberg
1. Preconventional (4-10)
a. Concern with obedience and punishment
b. Concern with satisfying needs
2. Conventional (10-13)
a. Desire for "good boy" or "good girl" image
b. Concern for law and order, duty, and respect
3. Postconventional (13+)
a. Concern for legitimate rights of the individual
b. Concern for ethical principles
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