Child Development in Context
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- 24 Feb 2020
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.
- Audio/Video conferencing
- Online Assessment
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:
MAQ-ECHX824 , or MAQ-ECED824 , or MAQ-ECHX8240-Early Childhood Development Research and Practice ;
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% %)
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