GABRIEL T. ABAYON
Copyright © 2015
An ancient philosopher, Aristotle, once said that “The young are permanently in a state resembling intoxication; for youth is sweet and they are growing.” This classical and allegorical illustration can be taken as a recognition of adolescents’ state of disequilibrium, both real and apparent. Parents, educators, and counselors understand that with the right and continuous guidance, the youth are responsive to formation and capable of making good and mature decisions. While still in their formative years, this book is intended to equip middle and late adolescents with competencies essential for adult life.
The content centers on interconnected topics on personal development, using psychology as its primary tool with an anthropological approach to the discussion, and written in a style perfectly suited to adolescents. The textbook cum module adapted the basic elements of Understanding by Design (UBD) framework and the K-12 assessment components, namely, Written Work and Performance Tasks (WW & PT) to prepare students for Quarterly Assessment (QA) which the teachers will formulate at the end of each quarter. The PT of the last unit is designed to synthesize the learnings in the entire semester. The cognitive process dimensions are incorporated in the summative assessments organized into three levels: Show your knowledge and skills, Sharpen your understanding, and Produce what you understand. Through the assessment levels, students can be assessed individually or collaboratively while helping them master key concepts; acquire deep self-knowledge, self-understanding, and understanding of others; and make good decisions.
Table of Contents
Unit I : Self-Development
Knowing and Understanding One's Self
Whole Person Development
Developmental Stages in Middle and Late Adolescence
The Challenges of Middle and Late Adolescence
Unit II : Aspects of Personal Development
Understanding and Managing Stress
Mental Health and Well-being
The Powers of the Mind
Emotional Intelligence and Social Intelligence
Unit III : Building and Maintaining Relationships
Family Structures and Legacies
Unit IV : Career Development
Persons and Careers
Vision of One's Personal Development
Shows your knowledge and Skills
Sharpen your understanding
Hugging the Trees
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