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III. Principles of Human Development and Their Educational Implications

Principle

1. Normative Sequence

Description

Physical, motor, mental and social - emotional development takes place in certain orders even though speed varies from one individual to another.

Educational Implications

Children must acquire skills necessary for the development of other skills.

Principle

2. Differentiation and Integration

Description

Global patterns of behavior are broken into smaller ones, and smaller ones are put together.

Educational Implications

Not all our children in the classroom have the same rate of development.

Principle

3. Developmental Direction

Description

Growth and size and development of motor control take place in a cephalocaudal or head - to - tail direction, motor control also taking a proximodistal or midline to extremities direction.

Educational Implications

The directions of human development must be considered in planning activities for the children to assure satisfaction.

Principle

4. Optimal tendency

Description

The organism grows as though seeking a target to be reached by using any available resources.

Educational Implications

The children should be given a target or goal to be reached to sustain enthusiasms and interest.

Principle

5. Critical Periods

Description

At certain limited time in its, development, the organisms most able to make use of certain environment or experiences and most vulnerable to certain other environments and experiences.

Educational Implications

The early development is more critical than later development. Teachers should always remember this.

Principle

6. Epigenesis

Description

Growth builds upon organism that is already there, transforming it, but preserving some continuity.

Educational Implications

Develop more the potentials and keep them and continue building other traits

Principle

7. Dynamic Interrelations

Description

Different measures of growth correlate imperfectly with ech other, suggesting some general overall controlling factors and some independent controls.

Educational Implications

Some skills are needed in the development of more complex sequence activities in the classroom.

Principle

8. Variations of rates and terminals

Description

Completed growth are shown by different tissues, by individuals and by the 2 sexes.

Educational Implications

The rate of development is unique to each individual. Teacher should refrain from comparing children.

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