Module Identifier ED30220  
Academic Year 2007/2008  
Co-ordinator Mrs Rosemary O Cann  
Semester Semester 1  
Other staff Mrs Ffion M Hoare, Mrs Rosemary O Cann  
Pre-Requisite Students are recommended to take Module ED11220 in the first year  
Course delivery Seminars / Tutorials   10 Hours. Tutorial.  
  Lecture   10 Hours.  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam3 Hours  50%
Semester Assessment Course Work: one assignment of 2,500 words  50%
Supplementary Assessment All failed or missing elements of assessment to be re-taken or made good. 

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:


Brief description

This module introduces and examines the theories of Piaget, Vygotsky, Bruner and Skinner.   In addition, students will be given the opportunity to carry out experimental work in small groups in order to further their understanding of both the concepts underpinning the major theories and their application.


This module will allow students to:


The module is based on the following topics:

Reading Lists

** General Text
(c2003.) Atkinson & Hilgard's introduction to psychology /Edward E. Smith ... [et al.]. Wadworth/Thomson Learning 0155050699
Bee, Helen L. (2004.) The developing child /Helen Bee, Denise Boyd. Allyn and Bacon 0205357970
** Recommended Text
COOK, J L & COOK, G (2005) Child Development Pearson Education Inc.
Hayes, Nicky. (2000) Foundations of psychology /Nicky Hayes. Thomson Learning 1861525893
SMITH, P K et al (2003) Understanding Children's Development (4th edition) Blackwell
Child, Dennis. (2003.) Psychology and the teacher /Dennis Child. Continuum 0826462774
Cohen, David (2001.) How the child's mind develops /David Cohen. Routledge 0415216532
Davenport, G. C. (1994.) An introduction to child development /G.C. Davenport. Collins Educational 0003223558
Donaldson, Margaret. (1987, c1978.) Children's minds /Margaret Donaldson. Fontana 0006861229
Fontana, David. (1995.) Psychology for teachers /David Fontana. Macmillan Press 0333640667
Meadows, Sara. (2005.) The child as thinker :the development and acquisition of cognition in childhood /Sara Meadows. Routledge 1841695114HARDCOVER
(1983.) Early childhood development and education :readings in psychology /edited by Margaret Donaldson, Robert Grieve and Chris Pratt. Blackwell 0631133623


This module is at CQFW Level 6