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Lifespan Development: Lives in Context – Vantage Digital Option, Second Edition delivers trusted SAGE textbook content on SAGE vantage, an intuitive digital platform that offers auto-graded assignments and interactive multimedia tools, all carefully designed to ignite student engagement and drive critical thinking. Built with you and your students in mind, it offers easy course set-up and enables students to better prepare for class. With evidence-based instructional design at the core, SAGE vantage creates more time for engaged learning and empowered teaching, keeping the classroom where it belongs—in your hands.
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About Lifespan Development: Lives in Context, Second EditionIn the Second Edition of her award-winning, chronologically organized text, Lifespan Development: Lives in Context, author and teacher Tara L. Kuther explores the dynamic interactions between individuals, our genetic makeup, and the diverse contexts that shape our growth and development at every stage of life.
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SAGE coursepacks for instructors offers quality textbook content delivered directly into your LMS.
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- Assessment tools foster review, practice, and critical thinking.
- Diagnostic chapter pre-tests and post-tests identify opportunities for improvement, track student progress, and ensure mastery of key learning objectives.
- Test banks built on Bloom’s Taxonomy provide a diverse range of test items with ExamView test generation.
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- Assignable SAGE Premium Video (available via the interactive eBook version, linked through SAGE coursepacks) is curated and produced exclusively for this text.
- Dr. Kuther’s Chalk Talks are whiteboard-style animations narrated by the author that provide a foundational overview so students can learn basic concepts outside the classroom, allowing class time to be spent on active learning.
- Lives in Context Video Cases with follow-up assessments spotlight individuals in every stage of the lifespan, allowing students to see theories of development through a culturally rich, real-world lens.
- Corresponding multimedia assessment options automatically feed to your gradebook.
- A comprehensive, downloadable, easy-to-use Media Guide in the Coursepack for every video resource lists the chapter to which the video content is tied for helpful descriptions of the video content.
- Video resources bring concepts to life.
- Chapter-specific discussion questions help launch engaging classroom interaction while reinforcing important content.
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- Editable, chapter-specific PowerPoint® slides offer flexibility when creating multimedia lectures so you don’t have to start from scratch.
- Sample course syllabi with suggested models for structuring your course give you options to customize your course to your exact needs.
- Lecture notes summarize key concepts on a chapter-by-chapter basis to help you with preparation for lectures and class discussions.
- All tables and figures from the textbook are provided in one place.