Child Development in Context
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This research-intensive university in north-western Sydney offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. With over 30,000 current students, Macquarie has a strong reputation for welcoming international students and embracing flexible and convenient study options, including its partnership with Open Universities Australia.
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At the completion of this subject, students will have:
- A detailed understanding of an area of child development.
- An understanding of the research methods and procedures underpinning developmental findings.
- An understanding of the relationship between research methods, findings and theory.
- An understanding of how to use published developmental research in professional contexts.
- You will work at your own pace to locate research articles and prepare your assignments. You will have the opportunity to investigate an area of interest in child development through a series of assessments. Through your assignments you will understand what is known in a specific area of child development and how researchers have discovered and continue to build knowledge in the area. You will also learn how to either develop a research proposal or prepare a professional development session based on your area of interest.
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 have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
No special requirements
Central to this unit is an understanding of child development through reading, reviewing and critiquing research. The unit starts with a range of topics from which students are encouraged to find a topic of interest. It is assumed that students undertaking this unit have completed previous studies in child development. Students in this unit will investigate a specific topic in depth rather than covering a wide range of topics. This unit offers opportunities for students to create small research proposals, prepare material for professional development and other applications of relevance to workplace or research pathways.
- Overview of your topic (0%%)
- What do researchers know? (35%%)
- Investigation (40%%)
- Application (25%%)