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.