Module Information

Module Identifier
ED10220
Module Title
Child Development
Academic Year
2017/2018
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 2
Reading List
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Seminar 9 x 1 Hour Seminars
Lecture 10 x 2 Hour Lectures
Workshop 2 x 2 Hour Workshops
 

Assessment

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%

Learning Outcomes

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.

Brief description

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.

Content

Lectures are based on the following topics:

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)
4. Piaget
5. Presentations 1 on Above topics
6. Eugenics
7. Intelligence Testing
8. Child Care Practices
9. Cultural Differences in Attachment
10. Presentations 2: On above topics

Module Skills

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.

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 4