An examination of human growth and development from various theoretical perspectives. Emphases will be placed on appreciation of atypical development from the knowledge of typical development and application of theoretical understanding to an individual student’s own development.
This paper provides students with the opportunity to teach children with unique learning
needs and to study physical, cognitive and psychosocial aspects of life from conception
to death. Before a student starts teaching a child on a one-on-one basis, or with
another student at the Movement Development Clinic, all students go through a two-week
pre-clinic training programme.
By writing lesson plans, self-evaluations and reports, students will acquire some of the essential professional skills required for teachers, coaches, trainers and researchers. Studies on lifespan human development will equip students with a lifespan perspective that will allow them to deliver age-appropriate service to a client at any point of life.
|Paper title||Lifespan Human Development|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$969.22|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,368.00|
- PHSE 202 and PHSE 203
- PHSE 505
- For students with a basic knowledge and experience of teaching, coaching and motor learning principles.
- More information link
- View more information on the Movement Development Clinic's website
- Teaching staff
- Course Co-ordinator and Lecturer: Associate Professor Motohide Miyahara
- Paper Structure
- Clinic preparation training
- Clinic teaching
- Lectures on physical, cognitive and psychosocial aspects of life from conception to death
- Teaching Arrangements
- Clinic preparation training is compulsory from Weeks 1 to 2.
- Papalia, D. E., Feldman, R. D. (2012). Experience Human Development (12th Ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Interdisciplinary perspective, Ethics, Research, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
- Learning Outcomes
- A broad knowledge base of human development from a lifespan perspective
- Skills to conduct assessment, make a curriculum and write lesson plans and evaluation for a child with unique learning needs
- Positive attitudes for clinic clients and the individual student's own life