Human development and learning



Write an essay (suggested length of 3 5 pages) in which you:

A. Describe the basic premises of cognitive development theory.

B. Address two of the following major cognitive development theorists: Piaget, Vygotsky, Bruner, or Thelen.

1. Compare and contrast each theorist s views on the nature or development of intelligence.

2. Compare and contrast each theorist s views on the stages of development from birth through adolescence.

3. Compare and contrast possible classroom applications of each theorist s views on cognitive development.

C. Include in APA format:

1. In-text citations.

2. A reference page listing your resources.

Note: When using outside sources to support ideas and elements in a paper, the submission MUST include APA formatted in-text citations with a corresponding reference list for any direct quotes or paraphrasing. It is not necessary to list sources that were consulted if they have not been quoted or paraphrased in the text of the paper.

Note: No more than a combined total of 30% of a submission can be directly quoted or closely paraphrased from outside sources, even if cited correctly. Here are some helpful APA resources:

Note: For definitions of terms commonly used in the rubric, see the attached Rubric Terms.


Slavin, R. E. (2006). Educational psychology: Theory and practice (8th ed.). Boston: Pearson.

The PSY Cafe: Key Theorists/Theories in Psychology, retrieved July 16, 2004 from index.htm.

File Attachments:

1. Rubric Terms


1. FHA FOT v2 601.2.1-02