Category Archives: Educ 115. Organization & Management of Child Development

A course offered under the Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education

Final Exam in Educ 115. YOU CAN FINISH “STRONG”!

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1.  Identify the “ONE BIG MESSAGE/CONCEPT” that we have to “look-into” in the following major topics that we have discussed:

1.1  The Situation & Rights of Filipino Children & Adolescent Learners [10 pts]

1.2  The  Issues on Human Development considering the Developmental Tasks at Various Stages [10 pts]

1.3 The Developmental Theories of:  [20 pts]

a.  Sigmund Freud [Psychoanalytic Theory]

b.  Jean Piaget [Cognitive Development]

c.  Eric Erikson [Psycho-Social Theory of Development]

d.  Lawrence Kohlberg [Moral Development]


Come up with your own “short article/write-up” on this, Considering those Theories, specially the Roles of Family and Teachers, together with some Strategic Interventions in Child Development…plus your other concerns that you want to emphasize that would make your article “significant” to your readers.  [any style/approach will do. feel free to speak your mind]  = 50 pts

Give it a creative “title” too, to initially stimulate & excite your readers! [10 pts]



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You can Paint your own Canvas

The Situation of Filipino Children and Young Persons …

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The Situation of Filipino Children and Young Persons


We rarely notice them … well, some of us would, but not many of us!

In the Philippines, close to one [1]  out of every three individuals live below the poverty line, while the country itself is in full economic expansion.  Although this is encouraging for the future, the present situation remains bleak for a great many households.

A canvas such as this : a great painter JOEY VELASCO’s “Kambas ng Lipunan” is actually a very common scenario; yet, rarely would we take our eyes and heart on them on the streets, and so touchingly, even within our own classrooms.  Not many of us would have the capability to identify who among our pupils/students are suffering from mental & health problems among other sorts of difficulties.

With the hope of opening our “sensitivity to the needs” of those who do not have all the strength and capability to speak up and to be bold and brave to ask for our help, may we now GRAB THIS OPPORTUNITY to make ourselves AN AGENT of CHANGE so that the less fortunate Filipino Children and Young Persons will not remain marginalized.


Post your own canvas now and be THE JESUS in the midst of those needy souls who are looking up to us for relief. How then would your canvas be?




That Chance we don’t want to Miss

Each child should be FREE FROM PERNICIOUS INFLUENCES … which cultivates DESIRABLE TRAITS & ATTRIBUTES. They should be provided with experiences that would STRENGTHEN their CHARACTER as A CHILD.

In the midst of SOCIAL MEDIA REVOLUTION where kids and parents are both challenged to BE RESPONSIBLE “respondents”, WHAT COULD BE OUR PART?

How do we ensure that we provide an ATMOSPHERE OF MORALITY?

What do you think would this image want to tell us?  How do you personally relate to it ?

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What should be our part?


What would be the Right Medicine?

THE SCHOOL BECOMES A REHABILITATION CENTER?        Looking into the Developmental Psychology of the Child from Birth to Adolescence, some important ISSUES may have to be regarded “already at-risk”.

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Childhood, Adolescence & their Rights as Young Persons

The child,  whom at certain stage  cannot identify right from wrong would naturally need some “remedy” — YET, there are times when some of them cannot find the “right medicine”  …  BUT Why?

Let’s PONDER-ON this,  as we thrive through our partnership with the parents of every child.  We would of course understand & find “good ways-&-means” from our end to mend & meet some shortcomings which some “homes” are not able to extend to some kids — but IT SHOULD BE MORE OF: we should BE THE REMEDY that our pupils/students, as well as “their parents” need — when through this, they should “hear from us” why & what should better be done. 🙂


Approximate “The Who that You Are”

Organize & Manage Child Development? … we may never exactly know “how” if we don’t really understand the “WHO” that we are! — don’t you think so?

Naïve, eloquent, responsible, intelligent, humble, energetic, lovable, simple, hardworking, enthusiastic, always understanding responsible & approachable, talented, helpful, beautiful, thoughtful, reliable, inspired, gorgeous, “mabait”, “mahinhin”, “mayaman”, adorable, charming, intimate, friendly, amiable, nice, nurturing, keen, attentive, tolerable, yieldy, flexible, jolly, organized, merciful, young, natural, “tahimik”, simple, “malumanay”, obedient, “silent worker”, systematic, “beautiful inside-out” … could you identify yourself from these characteristics?   After introducing yourselves and giving your names the acronym that would tell about you, could you still recall what you said “you are”?

Having been exposed to different factors while you grow up as an individual, and now that you are already teachers to whom your students/pupils look up, how then would you aid each of them to likewise manage their development if you haven’t really understood how you addressed and still address yours?

And so, let us grab this chance for a SELF-APPROXIMATION!

Why not pause for a while and ask yourselves “WHO AM I?”

Think of “a symbol”, something personal at that and draw it on a sheet of paper.  Be aware on what part of the paper you placed your symbol and tell what it means. How do you feel about such symbol?



Our purpose for doing this? … We have to see for ourselves what we have — so that we would know what we could share!


Yes, if only we could approximate ourselves that well, we could then be a great “cure” in making each child understand “the person that they are?” — all because we know “THE WHO THAT WE ARE!” #ma’amgail