PRINCIPLES OF DEVELOPMENT

Development follows certain principles up on which the developmental theories are based. Fundamental principles are listed follow.

  1. Development is a product of the interaction between heredity and environment.
  2. Development is a product of the interaction between maturation and learning.
  3. It is gradual and continuous.
  4. It follows an orderly sequence.
  5. It is a cumulative process.
  6. Development is an individualized process.
  7. It proceeds from general to specific.
  8. Different aspects of development are interrelated.
  9. Development is predictable.
  10. It is not a linear function but it is spiral.
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