This subject provides students with discipline-based knowledge of the psychology of child development within a variety of social contexts: family, socio-cultural and school settings. The focus of the subject is on child development across the primary school years (4-12 years), with an emphasis on cognition and reasoning. All developmental/theoretical bases delivered will incorporate a philosophical framework (humanism) acknowledging preventative management and including among other things, the rights of the child-as-learner in terms of the UN Charter: The Rights of the Child. Professional ethics provide another part of this framework.
No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.
Faculty of Arts and Education
- The ecology of child development in terms of sociocultural influences (parenting styles, family needs etc) and implications of this for diversity in development - Language, social and personality development - Physical development - Play and active learning as a medium for learning in primary school. (Dev issues in relation to maturational transition and change) - Managing difficult behaviour: developmental bases. Aggression, dev of pro-social behaviour & altruistic behaviour, children's concepts of moral reasoning & social justice, emotional development, playground bullying and peer relationships - Cognition: thinking, reasoning and problem solving, development of abstract thought. Constructivist & socio constructivist perspectives incl metacognition, dispositional cognition and multiple intelligences - The rights of the child-as-learner. This element which includes consideration of stress on young learners is interwoven throughout the subject and also addressed in the accompanying Study Guide with related activities.
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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.