2020 unit information
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
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
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
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
Campus students are required to attend practical classes
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 UnitAt the completion of this Unit, successful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
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
Critically review and evaluate literature (published articles) related to the topic of your research.
GLO2: CommunicationGLO3: Digital literacyGLO4: Critical thinkingGLO5: Problem solving
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 capabilitiesGLO2: CommunicationGLO4: Critical thinkingGLO5: Problem solving
Effectively communicate research findings using clear and concise writing.
GLO2: CommunicationGLO3: Digital literacy
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.
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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