These suggested topics provide an opening for discussing adolescence
with others. If other ideas or questions are more vital or catch your
attention, feel free to address them rather than those listed.
- Find a chat room at NAU, on the web, or go to WebCT and open a discussion
- Share insights or questions about the adolescent condition. Feel free
to share personal experiences.
- Work to see this as an exposition of questions -- seeking to enrich
and bring texture to questions rather than finding a specific answer.
When we look for facts, we look for one answer; when we discuss the
human condition, we often add questions and deepen the puzzle rather
than finding simple answers.
- Work to accept ambivalence and paradox as a vital part of human science.
- Talk about how research informs teaching and times that it enhances
best practice. Do some of the forms work more effectively? --grounded
theory, ethnography, case studies, experimental designs?.
- How do siblings or placement in the family contribute to the adolescent
- Personal belief system with respect to development.
- What did you learn from your observations? Was there are marked difference
in the different types of observation? Did you find one age intriguing?
- Discussion about assignments.
Ellsworth at Janne.Ellsworth@nau.edu
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