Available in 2012
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 2|
Previously offered in 2013, 2011, 2010
Examines development from conception through infancy, 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.
Upon completion of this course, students will be expected to:
1. understand different theoretical perspectives on all developmental domains and their interrelationships.
2. understand developmental concepts, principles and processes.
3. understand the complexity of contextual factors that influence development.
4. understand, and have skills in studying children's development.
5. understand ways to support development.
6. critically engage with theory and research in the field.
This course introduces students to:
developmental concepts and principles
- theoretical perspectives on development
- developmental processes and influences
- methods of studying and supporting development
- critically engage with theory and research
Modes of Delivery
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks