Details for Adolescent Development
Generation Y? Why? Effective ministry must always be grounded in love and understanding. The objective of this unit is to explore ways to build a deep and compassionate understanding of young people; their needs, pressures and concerns. To do so, we must understand the context in which they grow up and the social norms that surround and form them. If you have a heart to minister more effectively to the next generation, this unique course will empower you to engage and make a dramatic difference with Gen Y and beyond.
- Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
- Unit code: MIN225
- Credit points: 10
- Total workload hours per week: 10
- Number of timetabled hours per week: 3 *
2 x Ministry [MIN] units
The unit Adolescent Development is part of the subject area Ministry and is offered as a part of the following Awards: Bachelor of Contemporary Ministry (Alphacrucis College (NSW Dept. of Education)).
This course unit is an examination of adolescent development and the issues and problems faced by adolescents. It considers the major theories of adolescent development and their implications for youth ministry.
- Physical, social and cognitive changes during adolescence
- Identify formation
- Cognitive, psychosocial, moral and spiritual development during adolescence
- Peer and family relationships
- Dating, sexuality and gender issues
- School and work during adolescence
- Social problems of adolescents
This course may be offered in the following formats
Lectures, discussion, pre-readings, interaction with practitioners
Crtical Book Review (25%, 1250 words); Research Paper (40%; 2000 words) plus Presentation (10%); Exam (25%)
- Adams, G. (Ed.)Adolescent Development: The Essential Readings.Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishsers, 2000.
- Feldman, S. S. & Elliott, G. R.(Eds),At the threshold: The developing adolescent.Cambridge, MA:Harvard University Press, 1990.
- Garrod, A. C., Smulyan, L.Powers, S. I. & Kilkenny, R. Adolescent Portraits: Identity, Relationships, and Challenges, 5th ed.,Boston:Allyn & Bacon,2000.
- Head, John.Working With Adolescents: Constructing Identity (Master Classes in Education Series) Falmer Press, 1997.
- Pressley, M. &McCormick, C. B. Child and Adolescent Development for Educators.NY:The Guilford Press, 2007.
- Rice, F. P. & Dolgin, K. G. The Adolescent: Development, Relationships, and Culture, 12th ed.Boston:Allyn & Bacon, 2007.
- Jensen, J.Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood: A Cultural Approach, 2nd ed. 2004.
- Pruitt, D. & AACAP.Your Adolescent: Emotional, Behavioral, and Cognitive Development from Early Adolescence Through the Teen Years. NY:HarperCollins Publishers, 1999.
- Reed, L, Brown, B. & Mortimer, J. (Eds.) Adolescents' Preparation for the Future: Perils and Promise:A Report of the Study Group on Adolescence in the 21st Century (Journal of Research on Adolescence) Oxford, UK:Blackwell Publishing,2003
- Salkind, N. J. An Introduction to Theories of Human Development.Thousand Oaks, CA:Sage Publications, 2004.
- Santrock, J.W. Adolescence, 9th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2003.
- Siefert, K. L. & Hoffnung, R. J. Child and Adolescent Development, 5th ed.Boston:Houghton Mifflin, 2000)
- Walsh, D. A.& Bennett, D.A. Why Do They Act That Way?: A Survival Guide to the Adolescent Brain for You and Your Teen.NY:Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group, 2005.