Foundations of Child Development

Course code EDUC1055Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

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.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
OurimbahSemester 2
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010
ObjectivesUpon 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.
ContentThis 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
Replacing Course(s)Not Applicable
TransitionNot Applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments25% - Essay/Written assignment involving analysis and discussion of selected literature
Case Scenario/PBL exercises50% - Case scenario/PBL exercises
Quiz - Tutorial25% - Quiz
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentBachelor of Teaching (Primary)/Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for EDUC1055