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ED151D: UNDERSTANDING EARLY CHILDHOOD (2020-2021)

Last modified: 05 Aug 2021 13:04


Course Overview

This course aims to challenge the idea of ‘normative’ child development to provide students with a strong foundation from which to inform thinking in terms of inclusion of all learners and from which to build subsequent knowledge and understanding of learning and teaching.   Students will explore the emotional world of the child through broad study of child development and detailed study of emotional and social development.  The course will explore the students’ understanding of the concept of childhood.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Mrs Sheila M. Nutkins

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2
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What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

  • Completion of this course will include visits or a ‘placement’ (self organised) in an early years setting (such as playgroup or day care) to observe how young children develop and learn. There will be study tasks to complete during placement. The placement will be for a maximum requirement of 6 days/40 hours.
  • Students will explore the question ‘what is a child/childhood?’ which will be a central question that students use to challenge and reflect on their thinking throughout the course.
  •  Students will document their (changing) ideas and consider how relationships affect learning; the importance of experiential embodied learning and the impact of the environment (socio-cultural/natural context) including the learning environment.  This will include a particular focus on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) and the long-term impact of these.  The course will provide a strong basis for student to further develop their thinking in terms of inclusion and particularly supporting children with ASN.

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Workshop during University weeks 23 - 28

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
Assessment Weeks 41 Feedback Weeks 44

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandDevelop a broad knowledge and understanding of early child development.
ConceptualUnderstandDevelop knowledge and understanding of the importance of the environment, socio-cultural context and early experiences as factors in determining long terms outcomes.
ConceptualUnderstandDevelop a detailed knowledge of social and emotional development in the early years.
ConceptualUnderstandDevelop knowledge and understanding of key theories of development and learning.
ConceptualUnderstandDevelop critical skills through reflection on reading, theory and experience.

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
Assessment Weeks 41 Feedback Weeks 44

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Feedback Word Count 1000
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandDevelop knowledge and understanding of the importance of the environment, socio-cultural context and early experiences as factors in determining long terms outcomes.
ConceptualUnderstandDevelop a detailed knowledge of social and emotional development in the early years.
ConceptualUnderstandDevelop knowledge and understanding of key theories of development and learning.
ConceptualUnderstandDevelop critical skills through reflection on reading, theory and experience.
ConceptualUnderstandDevelop a broad knowledge and understanding of early child development.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks 48 Feedback Weeks 51

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Feedback Word Count 3000
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandDevelop critical skills through reflection on reading, theory and experience.
ConceptualUnderstandDevelop a detailed knowledge of social and emotional development in the early years.
ConceptualUnderstandDevelop knowledge and understanding of key theories of development and learning.
ConceptualUnderstandDevelop a broad knowledge and understanding of early child development.
ConceptualUnderstandDevelop knowledge and understanding of the importance of the environment, socio-cultural context and early experiences as factors in determining long terms outcomes.

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