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Congratulations on finishing the course. Are you interested in studying further? Then the courses offered by Griffith University might be what you are looking for. You might be interested in …

Final conclusions

Let’s celebrate our success. We’re so pleased you’ve completed the course and hope you’re feeling inspired to take the next steps in getting involved in understanding how young adolescents’ social …

Further reflection on frameworks

As we’ve seen, positive youth development (PYD) frameworks focus on the protective and resiliency factors all young people need to live a healthy and happy life. Encompassing all areas as …

Viewpoint of a teacher

Before you watch the interview with Lisa Watson, a middle years teacher, first read about the categorisation of social and emotional skills into sets of competencies. The Collaborative for Academic, …

Adopt a personal framework

You can adopt a positive youth development (PYD) framework from one of the existing PYD models. Adopting a framework will help to ensure your interactions with young adolescents can be …

Positive youth development frameworks

Exploring the potential plasticity (adaptability to change) of adolescent development has led to the construction of a number of positive youth development (PYD) frameworks that view young adolescents through a …

The impact of developmental change

Biological changes such as changes in brain structure and increased hormone activity impact on adolescents’ thinking and behaviour. Impacting adult life There is a large and growing amount of research …

Learning theory: Cognitive development

As we’ve discussed, cognition is the process involving thought, rationale and perception. The brain is at the centre of cognition. Development intertwined with experiences It is a feature of adolescence …

Emotional responses in the brain

Does adolescent thinking and behaviour sometimes seem illogical, inconsistent or emotively biased? Could this be related to the major changes occurring in the adolescent brain? This video introduces you to …

Developmental theories of adolescence

As we know, adolescence is now recognised as a time of opportunity and growth. It is a stage of development which strongly influences the future lives of young people. In …

Physical, social, emotional and cognitive development

Adolescent developmental domains are intertwined and strongly influenced by experiences and environments. The developmental changes that typically occur in adolescence have been documented extensively in literature that is widely accessible. …

Age-stage developmental theory

The idea of adolescence has been around for a long time – more than 100 years in fact. Let’s explore how the idea evolved, who some of the theorists are …

Adolescence and lifelong learning

Now that we have explored the idea of age-stage developmentalism and adolescence, we can link this to the idea of lifelong learning. In 1996 the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and …

See you next week

Week 1 complete Congratulations on getting this far. By now you will have an understanding of adolescence and the main developmental domains characterising this stage, that is: physical social emotional …

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Why not join us at Griffith University, and learn more about how to make a difference in the lives of adolescents in your community? Find out more about the education …