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• Write brief, concise responses to the following tasks.
• Provide references to your reading where necessary.
• Wrod limit 1000 words(Exactly and not including references)

Task: “Research exercise on Adolescence and Learning”
a) Select ONE of the following aspects of adolescence:
>emergence of metacognitive ability,
>growth spurt
>peer groups
>development of formal thought,
>parental behaviour
>identity or moral development,

That interests you and which you believe has an impact on secondary(School going students, year 10 to 12) students’ academic performance.

b) Briefly describe the aspect chosen and why and how you think it affects learning
(approx 200 words)

c) Conduct an electronic database search (not Google, but academic, library databases) of edited, peer reviewed journal articles from either: general psychology, educational psychology, education, sociology, personality, human development or psychopathology journals.

d) Locate 4 articles that address your chosen aspect and its relationship to schooling. At least two of the articles must have been published after 2000, and at least two must be reports of a quantitative research exercise.

Supply PDF copies of the first page and the last text (not references) page of each of your articles. Also include a PDF copy of the part of your database search result that clearly shows the descriptors and limiting tools you used.

d) Write a brief summaries of the main assertions or findings of the articles. In each summary(150 words) you will also need to link your own comments in section a) of this question to the articles – the “links” may be agreeing or disagreeing with your own ideas, but they need to be included. (maximum 700 words)

References: All major texts on educational psychology [such as Woolfolk & Margetts (2007), or Lefrancois, G. (2000)

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