Ncfe Level 3 Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Assignment One

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NCFE Level 3 Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools Assignment 1 Unit 1: Child and Young Person Development Task 1: Explain the sequence and rate of each aspect of development from birth - 19 years. Sequential development and the rate of development are different but they tend to work with one another; sequential development states that a child must finish one area of development before moving on to another, the rate of development refers to the pace at which a child develops. Lev Vygotsky (1896-1934) proposed that development is the gaining of skills in all aspects of a person’s life; he saw child development as consisting of passing through a series of periods of stable development. These periods and different stages of stable development are referred to as the rate of development; each category falls into a group of years such as stage 1 being infancy which is 0-3 years, stage 2 being pre-school/school which is age is 3-7 years, stage 3 being school age which is 7-12 years and stage 4 being puberty which is 12-19 years. Throughout these developmental stages there are aspects which define the standard development that a person is measured against; these are physical, cognitive, language and speech, social and emotional, and sex/ gender identity. Practitioners refer to developmental stages as milestones. Milestones help to give a general pattern of development whilst recognising the different rates that children can develop. Sequential development and the rate of development is quite rapid in the early years; the stages of development a child is expected to reach are quite close together before becoming further apart as the child grows. Arnold Gessell (1880 – 1961) suggested that each of these stages is cumulative, for example a child is able to sing once she is in the second stage of 3-7 years because she was able to talk in the first stage of

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