a Journal entry of about 500 words, you will be addressing the role
of theory and evidence – both scholarly and personal – and how
they can be utilized in the classroom or other professional settings.
by reflecting on the benefits and drawbacks of accepting advice from
stories told by previous generations (i.e. “I did that with my kids
and they turned out just fine.”). For example, you may have
heard a grandparent suggest that you put a bit of whiskey on an
infant’s gums to help with teething. Describe your own thoughts
about anecdotal advice such as this and explain why it may be true in
some cases, but not in others.
to completing this journal assignment, view the “Endless Questions”
Then find one additional scholarly source of your choice and use it
to reflect on and answer the following questions:
is it important to utilize developmental theory to explain
and briefly describe the key points of one of the major
developmental theories and why you feel that theory is applicable to
child and/or adolescent development.
makes scholarly research different from anecdotal evidence (personal
experience) in explaining child and adolescent development?
[Hint: Consider the methodology of the article you are reading.]
demonstrate the value of continued learning with a concluding
reflection on why we should incorporate both personal experience and
scholarly research or theory to help support any statements made in
this class or any other professional setting.
are required to utilize at least one (1) additional scholarly source
You must cite all of your sources (including the video embedded
above) in proper APA style. If you are unsure how to create an
APA style reference page, please visit the Ashford
Writing Center website.
Aside from the video embedded in the prompt, you are to find one
other scholarly through the Ashford Library website to help support
your reflections in PART II. View this great tutorial provided
by the Ashford University Library which will show you how to find
scholarly articles and how to assess the scholarly quality of the