Foundations of Child Development
Examines development from conception through to infancy and early childhood to age twelve. Students develop an understanding of developmental concepts, principles and processes and various theoretical perspectives relating to child development, and the implications for early childhood education. Particular attention is paid to critical engagement with research and theory within the Australian socio-cultural context.
- Semester 2 - 2015
- Semester 2 - 2015
1. Identify contemporary theoretical perspectives and approaches to different domains of development, including language development and learning
2. Explain how these relate to children's learning and how to support children's wellbeing and health, emotional and social learning and lives
3. Observe, document, implement and review in order to assess and reflect on children's learning for planning within early childhood settings
4. Apply knowledge of the relationship between theory, children's learning, documentation for learning and intentional teaching
This course contains:
1. theories of learning, children's emotional and social learning and lives
2. children's thinking, children's language acquisition
3. documentation for learning in early childhood setting
4. intentional teaching / learning
engagement with research
5. reading and understanding child development and learning theory literature
6. applying child development and learning theory literature to analysis of documentation and to practice
This course contains 5 days professional experience in an early childhood setting
This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Teaching(Primary) / Bachelor Early Childhood Studies and associated programs.
Written Assignment: Essays/Written Assignments
In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:
- Anaphylaxis Training - Students must complete approved anaphylaxis training.
- Child Protection Awareness Training - Students must complete approved child protection awareness training.
- Working with Children and Young Adults Check - A national criminal history check and review of findings of misconduct involving children, required for any child-related work.
Ourimbah and Callaghan
Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
5 days Professional Experience
Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks