|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Seminar||9 x 1 Hour Seminars|
|Lecture||10 x 2 Hour Lectures|
|Workshop||2 x 2 Hour Workshops|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Assignment Essay of 1600 words 1500 word essay||50%|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours Exam Two hour written examination, two questions. 2 hour exam. An alternative assessment will be provided for students who have evidence to support the need for such a provision. (1500 word, 48 hour timed assignment)||50%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Assignment All failed elements of the assessments must be retaken if the students average mark falls below the required pass mark of 40 % New assignment titles - essay of 1600 words 1500 word essay||50%|
|Supplementary Exam||2 Hours Exam All failed elements of the assessments must be retaken if the students average mark falls below the required pass mark of 40 % New examination paper will be issued - two hour written examination, two questions 2 hour exam. An alternative assessment will be provided for students who have evidence to support the need for such a provision. (1500 word, 48 hour timed assignment)||50%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the subject, including specialist concepts and methodologies.
Critically evaluate concepts and theories of child development.
Form coherent arguments in discussing issues related to child development.
Demonstrate a competent use of relevant source material.
This module introduces students to the methods of child study, child-care practices and the developmental psychology of Piaget. Through these, it examines the development of intelligence, personality and perception in children.
1. Introduction: What is Psychology?
2. Nature Versus Nurture
3. Visual and Audio Perception
4. Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development
5. More Piaget and some Alternatives
6. Nature of Intelligence
7. Intelligence Testing
8. Shaping of Personality
9. Attachment and Parenting Practices
10. Cultural Differences in Attachment
Seminars are based on the following:
1. Revision of Study Skills and Collecting Data (Followed by literature review assessment)
2. Perspectives of Childhood
3. Nature/Nurture (Followed by reports)
5. Presentations 1 on Above topics
7. Intelligence Testing
8. Child Care Practices
9. Cultural Differences in Attachment
10. Presentations 2: On above topics
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number||Occasional descriptive statistics in lectures and sources.|
|Communication||Communication techniques are a vital element throughout lectures and seminars. Spoken communication throughout seminar activities. Written communication throughout written assessment.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Seminar activities and feedback from assessed work.|
|Information Technology||Students are encouraged to word process assignments.|
|Personal Development and Career planning||Not developed in this module.|
|Problem solving||An essential element in the process of critical assessment.|
|Research skills||Bibliographic searches.|
|Subject Specific Skills|
|Team work||Seminar activities provide many opportunities for team work, including group presentations and debates.|
This module is at CQFW Level 4