Child Development for Educators
Gain an overview of human development from conception to early adolescence. Interpret aspects of development related to age—exploring how the interactions between the child, caregivers, home and school impact children's development.
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- 31 Aug 2020
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- explain the important theories of child development in appropriate language
- interpret aspects of child development related to specific chronological age groups
- identify the impact and interaction of biological and environmental influences on child development to explain the differential development of children and adolescents
- explain how the interactions between the child, the caregivers, the home and educational environment impact on the effective development of the whole child; including effective methods for education professionals to support caregiver and child interactions
- appraise typical and atypical patterns of child physical, cognitive, social and emotional development using developmental indicators and recommend effective classroom intervention strategies
- demonstrate understanding of educational professionals’ mandated duty of care responsibilities and appropriate interactions with child development services.
- Introduction and Physical Development
- Brain development (Piaget)
- Socio-cognitive Development (Vygotsky)
- Socio-cognitive Development (Language)
- Social Development
- Psychosocial Development (Erikson)
- Moral Development (Kohlberg)
- Moral Development
- Bronfenbrenner's Ecological Systems Theory of Development
- Individual Differences and Special Needs
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
CUR-EDC121C-Introducing Language, Literacy and Literature for Educators, or CUR-EDS107C-Literacy and Numeracy Across the Curriculum and CUR-EDC140C-Exploring and Contesting Curriculum, or CUR-EDS110C-Managing the Learning Environment ;
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s)
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or enrol in the following subject(s) to study at the same time or prior to this subject:
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%)
Educational Psychology for Learning and Teaching, 6th ed.
Duchesne, S. and McMaugh, A.