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Discuss how social and environmental variables may affect cognitive development. So, you already know about theories of cognitive development …. …but what social and environmental factors could affect cognitive development?.

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Discuss how social and environmental variables may affect cognitive development

Discuss how social and environmental variables may affect cognitive development


So you already know about theories of cognitive development

So, you already know about theories of cognitive development …

  • …but what social and environmental factors could affect cognitive development?


Discuss how social and environmental variables may affect cognitive development

  • This LO asks you to ‘Discuss how social and environmental variables may affect cognitive development’

  • We’re going to focus on diet and parenting.


Omega 3 fatty acids are essential for neural development

Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for neural development


Discuss how social and environmental variables may affect cognitive development

  • Some schools give children free breakfast each morning.

  • What do you think the benefits of this would be?


Food research action centre 2010

Food Research Action Centre (2010)

  • Read page 192 and make notes on the research.

  • Read about the research at http://frac.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/breakfastforlearning.pdf


Discuss how social and environmental variables may affect cognitive development

  • Add to your notes on the FRAC

  • Use these research studies

  • Raloff (1989)

  • Cook et al (1996)

  • McLaughlin et al (2002)


Discuss how social and environmental variables may affect cognitive development

  • What does Vygotsky tell us about how social factors have an impact on cognitive development?


Discuss how social and environmental variables may affect cognitive development

  • What does Rosenzweig & Bennets’ (1972) research tell us about the effects of an enriched or deprived environment on cognitive development?


Discuss how social and environmental variables may affect cognitive development

  • In what ways can parents have an effect on cognitive development?


Discuss how social and environmental variables may affect cognitive development

  • What is the Headstartprogramme?


Discuss how social and environmental variables may affect cognitive development

  • You can also use Rutter’s studies on deprivation to illustrate how living in poverty can bring about developmental delays.


Discuss how social and environmental variables may affect cognitive development

  • Read pages 193-194 of green text book.

  • Answer the questions on page 194.


Now write an essay outline for the lo

Now write an essay outline for the LO

  • Discuss how social and environmental variables may affect cognitive development


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