|| ED11220 |
|| CHILD DEVELOPMENT |
|| 2007/2008 |
|| Mrs Rosemary O Cann |
|| Semester 2 |
|| Miss Sioned Williams, Mrs Ffion M Hoare |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 10 Hours. |
|| Seminars / Tutorials || 10 Hours. |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours Two Questions||60%|
|Semester Assessment|| 1 Bibliographic Exercise of 1000 words ||15%|
|Semester Assessment|| 1 Essay of 2000 words ||25%|
|Supplementary Assessment|| All failed elements of the assessments (as described above) must be retaken if the students average mark falls below the required pass mark of 40%. New assignment titles and examination paper will be issued.||100%|
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the subject, including specialist concepts and methodologies.
Demonstrate an ability to critically evaluate all aspects of the module content
Demonstrate an ability of forming coherent arguments in discussing issues related to child development
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.
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)
5. Presentations 1 on Above topics
7. Intelligence Testing
8. Child Care Practices
9. Cultural Differences in Attachment
10. Presentations 2: On above topics
** General Text
Cook, Joan Littlefield. (2005.) Child development :principles and perspectives /Joan Littlefield Cook, Greg Cook.
** Recommended Text
(c2003.) Atkinson & Hilgard's introduction to psychology /Edward E. Smith ... [et al.].
Wadworth/Thomson Learning 0155050699
Cohen, David (2001.) How the child's mind develops /David Cohen.
Davenport, G. C. (1994.) An introduction to child development /G.C. Davenport.
Collins Educational 0003223558
Smith, Peter K. (2003.) Understanding children's development /Peter K. Smith, Helen Cowie, Mark Blades.
Blackwell Pub. 0631228233
This module is at CQFW Level 4