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Describe physical, intellectual, emotional and social development through the life stages

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  • Essay length: 3785 words
  • Submitted: 15/06/2011
  • Marked by teacher: (?) Sam Morran
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This is an essay that starts really well. Like many others that discuss development through the life stages - it is stronger on infancy and childhood. It doesn't really discuss the later life stages too well and there are areas for improvement. It could be enhanced by looking at more theories to do with cognitive development and discussing this area - particularly in childhood. It also needs more discussion in teenager and adults with regard to self esteem and developing identity. A good start with potential to develop.

Marked by teacher Sam Morran 27/03/2013

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P1: Describe physical, intellectual, emotional and social development through the life stages

The life stages we are going to be discussing are:

* Conception (Fertilisation)

* Pregnancy (Before birth, which can take up to 9 months)

* Birth and infancy (0-3 years)

* Childhood (4-9 years)

* Adolescence (10-18 years)

* Adulthood (19-65 years)

* Older adulthood (65+)

* The final stages of life (death)

The physical, intellectual, emotional and social development of a child is known as P.I.E.S

P-Physical development is the process of becoming mature biologically

I-Intellectual development is the development of thinking language skills

E-Emotional development if the development of feeling towards other people and ourselves

S-Social development is developing relationships with people

Conception

The male sex cell (gamete it also called) is the sperm and the female sex cell (which is also called a gamete) is known as the ovum. Fertilisation occurs when the sperm enters an ovum, however every single ovum may not be fertilised. The female's sex cell is bigger than the male's sex cell, with a tail for the male sex cell so that

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This is an essay that starts really well. Like many others that discuss development through the life stages - it is stronger on infancy and childhood. It doesn't really discuss the later life stages too well and there are areas for improvement. It could be enhanced by looking at more theories to do with cognitive development and discussing this area - particularly in childhood. It also needs more discussion in teenager and adults with regard to self esteem and developing identity. A good start with potential to develop.

Marked by teacher Sam Morran 27/03/2013

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