Last modified: 05 Aug 2021 13:04
What does it mean to be human? This course takes a developmental approach to that question, covering a range of psychological attributes that change with age. The course aims to introduce students to theories of perceptual, language, social and emotional development along with encouraging debate on some key conceptual issues (e.g. nature versus nurture).
Specific topics covered within this course include: Awareness of mental states; information processing theory; face perception and Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
The broad range of developmental topics make this an ideal course for anyone with an interest in working with children.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
Tutorial Participation 10%
There are no assessments for this course.
|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|
|Factual||Understand||Consolidate and extend their knowledge of historical and contemporary issues and findings in (1) cognitive development and (2) socio-emotional development focusing on children aged 3 to adolescence.|
|Factual||Evaluate||Evaluate different theoretical accounts and research methods of both cognitive and socio-emotional child development and communicate this through coursework and written exams.|
|Conceptual||Evaluate||Learn the skills to understand and evaluate the scientific basis of claims regarding cognitive development and plasticity in children, and the scientific basis of socio-emotional development.|
|Procedural||Apply||Students will become aware of some markers for typical (and atypical) cognitive and socio-emotional development in children and ways of improving performance, skills, and behaviour in individuals|