Not available in 2012
Previously offered in 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
Focuses on human development from conception through to the preschool years. Students will examine principles, processes and practices that underpin various approaches to the explanation of how humans grow and develop over time. Through the study of historical and contemporary theories students will explore a range of methods of data gathering and interpretation and critically analyse various research paradigms.
As a result of participating in this course, students will be expected to:
1. describe a range of approaches to study and explanation of human development.
2. explain the importance of contexts in which development occurs.
3. critically analyse linear models and explain current trends in theories of development.
4. observe and plan for individual children.
1. Historical and current approaches to development birth to eight years
2. The importance of context
3. Non Linear perspectives
4. The ethics and processes of observing children
5. Making inferences to inform practice
6. Engaging children in record keeping processes
Modes of Delivery
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term