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Development in the Early Years - EDMT5685

Year - 2018

The early childhood years are highly significant for children's development. This Unit provides students with a clear conceptual foundation on which to build their understanding of children's complex and dynamic development in the years prior to school. The Unit encompasses a focus on cognitive, communicative-language, physical-motor social and emotional development. It considers the impact and role of parents, family, community and culture on development, and the impact of inherited and environmental factors. It introduces students to both classical and recent understandings of early childhood development with a particular emphasis on the dynamics of pre-natal, neonatal, infant, toddler and pre-schooler development, and encourages students to critically assess the relevance of past and present theory for teaching and learning. Students will also explore the role of play in young children's development.

Classes
1x1-hr lecture and 1x2-hr tutorial for 12 weeks

Assessment
2000wd essay (35%), a presentation (30%) and a 3000wd annotated bibliography and magazine article (35%)

Textbooks
Berk, L. E. (2013). Child development. 9th edition. Boston: Pearson.

Details

Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 1

05 Mar 2018

Department/School: Education
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2018
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Amanda Niland
HECS Band: 1
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