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Q 1: Discuss the problem of obese children in middle childhood, and describe possible causes.

Q 2: Discuss the role of brain maturation in motor and cognitive development during middle childhood.

Q 3: Describe Sternberg's and Gardner's theories of multiple intelligence, and explain the significance of these theories.

Q 4: Identify and discuss the logical operations of concrete operational thought, and give examples of how these operations are demonstrated by schoolchildren.

Q 5: Outline Kohlberg's stage theory of moral development.

Q 6: Differentiate several approaches to teaching reading and math, and discuss evidence regarding the effectiveness of these methods.

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Q 1: Discuss the problem of obese children in middle childhood, and describe possible causes.

there can be a variety of nutritional and life style reasons due to which middle childhood age children or pre adolescents gain weight. Due to fast food and sedentary, inactive life style and encouragement by caregivers to do so, children in their childhood stages, gain weight and consistently lose healthy growth and development. When children's physical fitness is compromised so is their over all bodily health as well as internal metabolic and digestive processes. If concomitants illnesses also attack the obese child, her or his situation worsens.

Q 2: Discuss the role of brain maturation in motor and cognitive development during middle childhood.

Brain maturation is a phenomenon described as the formal shaping of the brain and its cognitive processes. During middle childhood, children learn a lot and make use of their various cognitive processes, such as described in various ages and stages based growth and developmental theories.
As the brain use increases, so does the maturation of its processes. They become more complex and interconnected.

Q 3: Describe Sternberg's and Gardner's theories of multiple intelligence, and explain the ...

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schooling, brain developemnt, intelligence, cognitive and moral development, obesity in school age children

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