Learning Objectives

  1. Be familiar with the changes and developments during Piaget’s stage of concrete operations.
  2. Understand the developmental patterns of attention, memory and executive function in middle childhood.
  3. Be able to describe the progression of language development, including literacy, in middle childhood.
  4. Know how intelligence affects academic achievement in middle childhood.
  5. Understand how we define intellectual disabilities, learning disorders and giftedness.
  6. Be familiar with the aspects of the school environment that affect children’s academic achievement.