AUTHORS: Swartwood/Trotter - ©2004
OBSERVING CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS is an approximately 200 minute program of video segments that feature the highlights of infant, child and adolescent development. Designed to deepen student's understanding of major developmental milestones, the program focuses on concrete and observable behavior and features segments of children interacting with peers, parents, and teachers in a variety of settings. The video focuses on how major developmental theories are exhibited in everyday behavior. Instructors can use the program as a classroom lecture tool or observational component. Because it is also available for student purchase, the program can also be utilized for out of class assignments. The observational video program is available for instructors on VHS with Instructor's Manual, free upon adoption of any Wadsworth Child Development textbook. It is also available for student purchase on a CD-ROM that comes automatically packaged with a student workbook. The student workbook features concept overviews, key terms and definitions, and a variety of critical thinking applications, many that ask the student to approach the same video segment from more than one theoretical perspective.