- Words: 895
- Length: 2 Pages
- Topic: Teaching
- Paper #: 23577823
Student Social Identity Development
How and Why Students Develop a Social Identity
What is meant by Student Development?
Author Nancy J. Evans notes that the phrase "Student Development" too often becomes simply a vague catchphrase that has little application to college students' lives and learning. Student Development embraces the psychosocial, cognitive-structural, and social identity of students in postsecondary settings (Evans, et al., 2009).
In the quest for self-direction, students universally seek a social identity