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Identify the Problem & Ask Questions

What was the primary contribution to the field of child development by each major theorist?

Classify each theorist's contribution according to the four domains:

  • physical
  • emotional
  • cognitive
  • social

Connect the theorists' work to a specific interaction/intervention with a child (birth to adolescence)


    Assignment Specifics

    What is the best way to communicate the information?

    Theorist Cube OR Theorist Baseball Card?

      Search Strategies

      • Locate and search appropriate resources
      • Vary search terms (don't use the same search terms over and over again)
      • Think of synonyms
      • Use Boolean searching
      • Use "quotation marks" to search for exact phrases
      • Be creative
      • Search for a variety of sources - print text, video, audio, still images, speeches, interviews, charts, graphs, research and case studies, and more!

      Some search terms to try:

      • name of theorist
      • "child development"
      • theory
      • significance, importance


        Usernames and passwords for subscription databases and e-books are located under the Contents section of the Edline homepage.


        GVRL E-books


        Student Resources in Context (Gale/Cengage)


        Print Resources: Destiny

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        Destiny Library Catalog

        • Log in
        • Select Catalog tab

        Free Online Resources

        Take a moment to read the 'About Us' information.

        • Who is providing the information?
        • Where did the author find his/her facts, data, information?
        • What is the purpose of the site?
        • When was the site last updated?
        • What is the possible bias?


          When you use someone else's words, work, thoughts, and/or ideas, you need to give the person credit. It doesn't matter whether you quote the person word-for-word or put it in your own words (paraphrase), you need to acknowledge where the words, work, thought, or idea originated. Otherwise, you are passing it off as your own.

          Be responsible.

          Be honest.

          Show integrity.


          Record Bibliographic Information

          Don't forget to record the following for each source you use:

          • Author/creator
          • Title of article, chapter, film, webpage
          • Page number
          • Name of magazine, newspaper, journal, book, website
          • Publication date
          • Name of subscription database (if used)
          • Format (web, print)
          • Date of access (if found online)


          • NoodleTools
            NoodleTools is a bibliographic software tool to assist you in creating accurate source citations in MLA and APA formats.

          Citation Resources


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