Aim: To deliver a course that provides learners with a strong grounding in how the developmental domains of childhood (physical, thinking, social and emotional) influence the overall ‘psyche’ development of the individual.
Participant Profile: Course is suitable for those who require a formal qualification and skills to work in a childcare capacity.
Duration: Classroom – 4 days (usually 1 day per week) in a classroom setting. Learners will be required to complete work outside of class time.
Distance Learning – Commence at a time suits you and work at your own pace. Full tutor support available throughout.
Status: Elective Minor component
Credit Value: 15 Credits towards 120 credits in Early Childhood Care & Education Level 6 award 6M2007
Some learning outcomes of the component include:
- Research theories of development change and continuity in infancy, childhood and adolescence
- Evaluate a range of factors influencing and impacting on the psychological development of the child
- Appraise different theoretical models of child and adolescent development
- Assess the importance of transitions in influencing a sense of self
- Analyse different scientific methods and their application in relation to child behaviour and child development
- Critically evaluate how the role of social, biological, cultural and historical perspectives affect the development of children and adolescent
- Explore the development of gender consciousness and its impact on self- identity in children and young people
- Use empirical research in acquiring knowledge, informing best practice and constructing scientific knowledge in a specific child development, education and or care context
Learners will receive assignment briefs and guidelines on completing these assessments.
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