assignment 5

Write 3–4 pages in which you describe the cognitive and psychosocial development stages and apply theories of child development to explain how play promotes healthy development.

Required Resources

The following resources are required to complete the assessment.

Capella Resources

Click the link provided to view the following resource:

  • Children at Play – DVarchive Video Clips.
  • Stages and Types of Play.

Assessment Instructions

Note: Learners needing academic accommodations for this activity should contact Disability Services.

To prepare for this assessment, watch the Children at Play – DVarchive Video Clips linked in Resources under the Required Resources heading. Choose two clips from the list to use for this assessment. You will also want to refer to the Stages and Types of Play document, also linked in the Resources under the Required Resources heading.

For each video clip, complete the following:

  • Based on your observations, determine both the stage and the type of play demonstrated.
  • Describe the cognitive development stages of the children.
  • Describe the psychosocial development stages of the children.
  • Apply one or more theories of child development (Piaget, Erikson, Vygotsky, or other) to explain how the type of play demonstrated in the clip promotes successful development in the stage you identified.

Additional Requirements

  • Written communication: Your writing should be free of errors that detract from the overall message and is consistent with expectations for members of the psychological professions.
  • APA formatting: Format resources and citations APA style.
  • Resources: Minimum of 2 scholarly or professional resources. Note: Popular resources such as Wikipedia or About.com are not considered to be appropriate.
  • Length: 3–4 typed, double-spaced pages not including title page and reference page.
  • Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12-point font.

Scoring Guide

CRITERIA NON-PERFORMANCE BASIC PROFICIENT DISTINGUISHED Identify stages and types of play.Does not identify stages and types of play. Inaccurately identifies stages and types of play. Identifies stages and types of play. Identifies stages and types of play and explains how identification was made. Describe the cognitive stage of development associated with specific stages and types of play.Does not identify the cognitive stage of development associated with specific stages and types of play. Identifies the cognitive stage of development associated with specific stages and types of play. Describes the cognitive stage of development associated with specific stages and types of play. Describes the cognitive stage of development associated with specific stages and types of play and supports with examples. Describe the psychosocial stage of development associated with specific stages and types of play.Does not identify the psychosocial stage of development associated with specific stages and types of play. Identifies the psychosocial stage of development associated with specific stages and types of play. Describes the psychosocial stage of development associated with specific stages and types of play. Describes the psychosocial stage of development associated with specific stages and types of play and supports with examples. Apply child development theory to explain how play promotes cognitive and social development.Does not apply child development theory to explain how play promotes cognitive and social development. Applies child development theory to explain how play promotes cognitive and social development but with errors or omissions. Applies child development theory to explain how play promotes cognitive and social development. Applies child development theory to explain how play promotes cognitive and social development; describes developmental issues for children deprived of play. Write coherently to support a central idea with correct grammar, usage, and mechanics as expected of a psychology professional.Writing does not support a central idea. Does not use correct grammar, usage, and mechanics as expected of a psychology professional. Writing supports an idea but is inconsistent and contains major errors of grammar, usage, and mechanics. Writing coherently supports a central idea with few errors of grammar, usage, and mechanics. Writing is coherent, using evidence to support a central idea with correct grammar, usage, and mechanics as expected of a psychology professional. Use APA format and style.Does not use APA format and style. Uses APA format and style but inconsistently and with errors. Uses APA format and style consistently and with few errors. Uses correct APA format and style consistently and with no errors. 

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