Developmental Foundations of Early Childhood 1
Not available in 2012
Previously offered in 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
Examines development from conception through infancy and early childhood to age eight. Students develop an understanding of developmental concepts, principles and processes, research methods and ethics, and various theoretical perspectives relating to child development, and the implications for early childhood education.
Students will demonstrate:
1. understandings of different theoretical perspectives on physical, social, emotional development.
2. understandings of developmental concepts, principles and processes.
3. understandings of the complexity of ecological factors that influence development.
4. understandings of, and skills in studying children's development.
5. understanding and skills in planning to support physical, social and emotional development.
6. collaborative learning and teamwork skills.
. developmental concepts and principles
. theoretical perspectives on development
. developmental processes and influences
. methods of studying development
. physical, social, emotional development
Modes of Delivery
Experience Based Learning
Field Study: for 4 hour(s) per Week for 9 weeks
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term