Psychology is the study of the mind and behavior. Surprisingly, many people do not understand why studying psychology is important to an early childhood educator. By studying psychology, early childhood educators have a better understanding of how children develop and learn.
For this assignment, take on the role of an early childhood teacher. Your principal/director just asked you to create a 500-750 word brochure explaining to future teachers:
- The connections between psychology and learning.
- The role psychology plays in understanding children’s development (age birth to 8 years old).
- Why teachers need to understand psychological theories and research.
Support your brochure with 3-5 scholarly references.
While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and in-text citations and references should be presented using documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
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