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    Describe the ideal relationship between parents and children. How do you appreciate your parents and how do they appreciate you?

    5 star(s)

    This is an excellent essay that was wonderful to read and mark. It shows a good understanding of the varying needs of the child and discusses how conflict can…

    • Essay length: 552 words
    • Submitted: 04/09/2003
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Sam Morran 01/12/2012
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    child development - breast-feeding versus bottle-feeding.

    4 star(s)

    A very good article about the arguments for and against breastfeeding. An excellent introduction was given and key points were made using bullet points.

    Structurally, I did wonder…

    • Essay length: 3071 words
    • Submitted: 30/10/2012
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Diane Apeah-Kubi 06/06/2013
    • Awarding body: OCR (for GCSEs)
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    Health and social care level 2 - Human Lifespan Development

    4 star(s)

    The work presented identified milestones in human growth & development. Overall the information I would expect to see was there. There were some generalisations made ? make clear that…

    • Essay length: 1260 words
    • Submitted: 02/10/2012
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Diane Apeah-Kubi 06/06/2013
    • Awarding body: Not known/Not applicable
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    The principles, stages and sequences of growth and development in children

    4 star(s)

    A very good essay that coves the main developmental areas and milestones.

    There are a couple of areas that need a little more clarity - such as age ranges…

    • Essay length: 1188 words
    • Submitted: 25/06/2012
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Sam Morran 01/12/2012
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    The age group I have selected to describe the physical and intellectual and learning development is 3 to 7 years.

    4 star(s)

    This is a good start to an essay though it only covers a very small area of development in a child. There is little discussion of social or emotional…

    • Essay length: 646 words
    • Submitted: 06/12/2011
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Sam Morran 01/05/2013
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    Describe the expected stage of social development of children aged 4 years. Describe ONE suitable method of observing and recording the social development of children aged 5 years.

    4 star(s)

    This is a well laid out essay which makes it easy to read. It meets all the criteria that is listed.

    The writer could expand in a few…

    • Essay length: 1687 words
    • Submitted: 19/04/2010
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Sam Morran 01/12/2012
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    How Daily Routines can help to support children(TM)s care and all round development for 0-3 years.

    4 star(s)

    A very good essay that discusses the key points of routines.

    The writer has discussed how the routines can help the child's development and has demonstrated good understanding in…

    • Essay length: 580 words
    • Submitted: 19/03/2009
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Sam Morran 01/12/2012
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    child study visit

    4 star(s)

    This was an easy-to-follow child study. The writer states clearly what the aims of the observation were and why s/he felt the intended aims had been witnessed. Remember to support…

    • Essay length: 670 words
    • Submitted: 20/03/2008
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Diane Apeah-Kubi 06/06/2013
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    Child Development - Child Study

    4 star(s)

    This is an excellent piece of work. It has numerous strengths such as a high level of knowledge and understanding of the requirements of the task, and a high…

    • Essay length: 9536 words
    • Submitted: 18/02/2008
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Michelle Turrell 26/06/2013
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    Compare and contrast the development theories of Piaget, Bruner and Vygotsky

    4 star(s)

    This is a very good report about the similarities and differences between the learning theorists. Its strengths are the research involved and the understanding the report demonstrates about the ways…

    • Essay length: 2222 words
    • Submitted: 17/10/2006
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Michelle Turrell 01/12/2012

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  • "For both Rousseau and Wollstonecraft, childhood represented a crucial phase of self-development. Discuss this aspect of their thought."

    "In conclusion it is clear to see from both Jean-Jacques Rousseau's and Mary Wollstonecraft's writings that they both believed that childhood was a crucial phase in a person's self-development. It was important for them to try to relate their beliefs to the general public which is why they emphasise it in their books, and also the reason that they write about it so successfully is because of their own personal experiences in their own childhood which seems to have provided them with a solid base to work upon in their adult life."

  • This assignment will discuss and critically analyse maternal welfare, observing the effects of alcohol on the growing fetus.

    "To conclude, the health status of a human being at whichever point in their lifetime is determined by the associations of numerous influences, for the most part arising from their biology, their social and economic circumstances, their own psychology and behaviour, and the occasion of 'random' actions. A number of these influences were active only for a short time in that individual's earlier developments, but they have left permanent damage to the child. The condition of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and its effects is just not widely known to people in this country so it is important that awareness is raised. There currently is no way to predict which babies will be damaged by alcohol; the safest course is not to drink at all during pregnancy this will optimise your chances of a healthy baby. Furthermore, all women who drink should stop as soon as they think they are pregnant. By developing learning environments that respond to the unique challenges of a child with FAS/E, one can provide an important link in the chain of support needed to assist these children to succeed in the school and in the community."

  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of using the concept of age as a marker for development? Discuss with reference to at least two of the following topics: infant temperament, the development of perception, cognitive development

    "In conclusion, most children do not learn or understand problems and ideals at the same rate. Children react differently to their surroundings and can perform better at certain tasks if that particular task involves something they can relate to, for example, the naughty teddy. This is a major disadvantage when using age as a marker for development as the child may be expected to act a certain way or produce different results than expected. Many of the criticisms of Piaget surround his underestimation of childhood capabilities and also the age at which the cognitive developments are said to take place. There are obviously many advantages to using the age as a marker for development, with reference to Piaget's stage theory. Many developmental psychologists use related age boundaries to discern the developing periods in a child's life. Also, many schools have revised their teaching approach and are now using Piagetian principles in the classroom. (Driscoll 1994). While possibly not wholly precise, Piaget's stage theory nonetheless provides a thorough explanation of the order in which Western children seem to develop and can be used by carers and teachers alike to aid their child's development throughout the different ages of its life."

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