The Exploration Forums are chance to discuss specific topics related to this course. It is an opportunity to think about how the concepts we cover relate to you and the field of Child Development. It allows you to express your thoughts, expand your thinking, gain knowledge and perspective, share and view resources, and gather ideas about approaching the course assignments. Think of this as “practice time,” where you ponder, apply, and make connections while earning points based solely on participation.Each week, you will be assigned a topic or topics to discuss. There are no length requirements for your posts. Use proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Your posts need to be your thoughts and your words. However, if you paraphrase (summarize or reword) information from a source, you must cite and reference your source in APA-style. While you will not be graded on APA-style formatting, these forums provide an opportunity to practice this important skill. Also, please provide a web link when referencing an online source. Please represent yourself honorably. Topic: There are several long-standing issues/debates in the field of Developmental Psychology. These include:
- nature vs. nurture,
- continuity vs. discontinuity, and
- early vs. later experience.
Choose at least one (1) of these debates to discuss.