Human Development in Context (EDPE5002)


A core unit of study that critically examines theories from developmental psychology in the light of contemporary theory and research, drawing especially on insights provided by Dynamic Systems Theory and neurobiology of the brain development. The aim is to understand the complexity of cognitive, emotional, social, moral and languate development as children engage with the multiplicities of their experience of being in the world. Seminars also focus on research in human development and learning, how to conduct research and how to read research findings with critical minds.

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1x2hr seminar/week


1x seminar presentation (30%) and 2000wd review paper (30%) and 1x2500wd reserch projectl proposal (40%)

Faculty/department permission required?


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Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.