• 7th and 8th Grade Intellectual Development 
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    Display a wide range of individual intellectual development

    Are in a transition period from concrete thinking to abstract thinking

    Are intensely curious and have a wide range of intellectual pursuits, few of which are sustained

    Prefer active over passive learning experiences

    Prefer interaction with peers during learning activities

    Respond positively to opportunities to participate in real life situations

    Are often preoccupied with self

    Have a strong need for approval and may be easily discouraged

    Develop an increasingly better understanding of personal abilities

    Are inquisitive about adults, often challenging their authority, and always observing them

    May show disinterest in conventional academics but are intellectually curious about society and themselves

    Are developing a capacity to understand higher levels of humor