Summative Course Assessment

Summative Course Assessment
This benchmark assignment consists of a summative examination. The summative examination contains four short-answer questions and one essay question.

Part A - Short-answer: Answer the following questions in a total of 250-500 words:

What are some of the factors that influence young children’s cognitive development according to the theories developed by Vygotsky?
Describe a skill area that may be difficult for an elementary student with a mild cognitive impairment. Support your answer.
Describe the developmental theories of Piaget in relation to cognitive development.

Part B – Essay

Several girls in your fifth-grade class are disengaged during math instruction and discussions. Citing a theory and/or theorists, write a 500-750 word essay in which you describe teaching strategies intended to encourage them to participate and develop more confidence in their abilities. Consider developments in a global and digital society as part of your response.
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