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HPS202 - Child and Adolescent Development

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2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 3, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of trimester.

Last updated: 5 October 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Subhadra Evans
Trimester 3: Michelle Benstead
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with: HPS772
Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

Trimester 2 Burwood (Melbourne) and Waurn Ponds (Geelong): 1 x 1 hour seminar per week; 4 x 1.5 hour masterclasses per trimester; 1 x 1 hour recorded class per week

Trimester 2 Warrnambool: 1 x 1 hour seminar per week; 4 x 1.5 hour recorded masterclasses per trimester; 1 x 1 hour recorded class per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

Trimester 2: 1 x 1 hour cloud (online) seminar per week; 4 x 1.5 hour masterclasses per trimester (live streaming or recording); 1 x 1 hour recorded class per week

Trimester 3: 1 x 1 hour cloud (online) seminar per week; 4 x 1.5 hour recorded masterclasses per trimester; 1 x 1 hour recorded class per week

Note:

Campus students are required to attend practical classes

Content

The unit addresses the study of several aspects of child development (cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional, biological, motor, moral, developmental disorders) from infancy to adolescence using a variety of theoretical orientations, and involves applying the processes of development to understand real-life problems.

 

These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit
At the completion of this Unit, successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

ULO1

Demonstrate knowledge of core areas of development, including genetic and biological, cognitive, language, emotional, social, moral and motor development, and developmental disorders.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

ULO2

Critically review and evaluate literature (published articles) related to the topic of your research.

GLO2: Communication
GLO3: Digital literacy
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving

ULO3

Apply developmental psychology theories/content to the research, analysis and generation of an overview to a real-world problem that includes practical solutions.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO2: Communication
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving

ULO4

Effectively communicate research findings using clear and concise writing.

GLO2: Communication
GLO3: Digital literacy

Assessment

Assessment description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1: Annotated bibliography 1,200 words 30%
  • Week 5
Assessment 2: Policy brief 1,750 words 50%
  • Week 10
Assessment 3: Online quiz  Fortnightly 15 item, time restricted quiz.  20%
  • Fortnightly 

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: HPS202 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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