The Following Contextual Are Instructing Undergraduate Level Students

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The purpose of this discussion will be to address the following contextual area: instructing undergraduate level students in the subject of legal ethics. The diversity with which a typical college classroom can consist of will likely make the learning process more complex for the instructor and therefore, an additional purpose of this discussion will be to explain how the learning process should occur at this level of study, to include how the instructor can choose the best practice(s) that will best meet the individual needs of the students. Erik Erikson focused on how one’s personality develops over the span of their life, from childhood through adulthood. He focused on a “lifespan model of development” (McLeod, 2013, para. 5) that he suggested occurred in five stages throughout one’s life. As a child develops throughout their life, Erikson believed that the child would gain a sense of confidence “in their ability to achieve goals” (McLeod, 2013, para. 36) and subsequently, developing their own identity. From this point, Erikson’s theory focused on the individual as an adult with respect to the virtues of love, care, and wisdom. “The theory does not have a universal mechanism for crisis resolution” (McLeod, 2013, para. 54). Critics of Erikson’s theory opined that it was vague in how he felt adversity, or stumbling blocks, to development should have been addressed. If a child appears to be struggling in a particular stage of development, the cause of that struggle must be
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