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EDUC307 Child Development

A critical, social context approach to the development of infants and children, focusing on sociocultural processes and on the social construction of childhood.

Have children? Work with children? Planning to work with children? Are just plain amazed by children and what they say and do? Learn about how children develop from before they're born up to around age 11, what "makes them tick" and how to communicate with them and understand their communications to you. Do a creative project with a child or design a child-oriented product as part of this paper to apply what you've learned.

Paper title Child Development
Paper code EDUC307
Subject Education
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2017
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $851.85
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,585.00

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Prerequisite
One 200-level EDUC or PSYC paper
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Eligibility
Having taken an introductory human development and/or human learning paper will be helpful, as we build on what was covered in those papers.
Contact
education@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
To be confirmed if offered.
Textbooks
Berk, L. E. (2012). Child development: International edition (9th Ed.). NZ: Pearson.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Self-motivation.
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Learning Outcomes
At the end of this paper, students will be able to:
  • Understand physiological, cognitive, emotional, social, intellectual and personality development within each age level from conception through pre-adolescence
  • Evaluate the importance of hereditary and environmental influences on child development
  • Understand the process of growth as a continuous, individual, highly complex process
  • Understand the various theories in the field of child development
  • Understand the problem of developmental disabilities in the context of normal development
  • Connect the theoretical concepts discussed to practical applications in working with children and in parenting

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Timetable

Not offered in 2017

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

A critical, social context approach to the development of infants and children, focusing on sociocultural processes and on the social construction of childhood.

Have children? Work with children? Planning to work with children? Are just plain amazed by children and what they say and do? Learn about how children develop from before they're born up to around age 11, what "makes them tick" and how to communicate with them and understand their communications to you. Design a child-oriented product as part of this paper to apply what you've learned.

Paper title Child Development
Paper code EDUC307
Subject Education
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
One 200-level EDUC or PSYC paper
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Eligibility
Having taken an introductory human development and/or human learning paper will be helpful, as we build on what was covered in those papers.
Contact
education@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Professor Lisa Smith
Textbooks
Berk, L. E. (2012). Child development: International edition (9th Ed.). NZ: Pearson.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
At the end of this paper, students will be able to:
  • Understand physiological, cognitive, emotional, social, intellectual and personality development within each age level from conception through pre-adolescence
  • Evaluate the importance of hereditary and environmental influences on child development
  • Understand the process of growth as a continuous, individual, highly complex process
  • Understand the various theories in the field of child development
  • Understand the problem of developmental disabilities in the context of normal development
  • Connect the theoretical concepts discussed to practical applications in working with children and in parenting

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 11:00-12:50 28-34, 37-41
Wednesday 11:00-12:50 28-34, 36-41