This subject introduces students to the physical, socio-emotional and cognitive (intellectual) development of children (K-6). Students explore how these major domains interact with each other and their context to influence child development and learning.
Major theories of development (cognitive, constructivist, behavioural and ecological) will be examined and applied to educational contexts. Contemporary research is applied in considering issues relating to child physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development. In addition, students explore factors related to academic achievement in the primary school years, including high incidence disorders of childhood. In each area of study, the implications for pedagogical practice across developmental stages for classroom teaching and learning are considered, and the use of evidence-based strategies are emphasised.
School of Teacher Education
This subject is not available to students who have completed subject EED503.
EED503 Paired Subject
The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of EED409 in Session 2 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.