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Language development in young children

Rapid Fire Reflection

Journals allow you to think about how the course content relates to your experiences, philosophies, and beliefs.  There are no right or wrong answers; the value lies in your critical thinking.  The questions below may spark some ideas regarding language and communication.  You do not need to address all the questions; instead, write down your thoughts as they unfold.

You are surrounded by language and communication!  Language and communication has become more expansive in our new digital world.  While these changes do open many doors, there are also new areas to reflect on.  Think about your day today.

  • How did you communicate?
  • Is this different than how you communicated 10 years ago?
  • How about 20 years ago?
  • Our language and our means of communication have changed over time.
  • Have our rules and theories also changed?
  • What about our interactions and expectations?
  • How about the effectiveness of our communication?
  • How do you think the new forms of language and abundance of diverse communication methods will affect our children and youth?
  • What is the impact of this new communication on the “old” forms of communication?
  • Do you think there will be a change in the language acquisition process?
  • What might be the advantages and disadvantages of such a change?

Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your journal entries.


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