- Introduction and Physical Development
- Brain Development
- Cognitive Development (Piaget)
- Socio-cognitive Development (Vygotsky)
- Socio-cognitive Development (Language)
- Social Development
- Psychosocial Development (Erikson)
- Moral Development 1 (Kohlberg)
- Moral Development
- Bronfenbrenner's Ecological Systems Theory of Development
- Individual Differences and Special Needs 1
- Individual Differences and Special Needs 2
- Standard Media
- Web links
- Embedded Multimedia
- Chat Rooms
- Online assignment submission
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Resources and Links
You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
No special requirements
This subject was previously known as EDC151 Child Development for Educators.
Situated in the context of theory and research, this subject provides an overview of typical and atypical human development from conception to adulthood across physical, cognitive, social and emotional domains. Biological and environmental influences on development are examined. Implications for contemporary educators are explored with a focus on maximizing developmental outcomes from birth through young adulthood. In addition to emphasis on knowing your students and how they learn, this subject focuses on effective engagement and interaction with parents/carers and maintaining safe school and care environments for children and adolescents. This includes developing awareness of child development services in the community.
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- Report (40%)
- Essay (60%)
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