ECE110 - Child Development 1

Year:

2021 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online), CBD*

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

Students must be enrolled in course E330, E333 or E334

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

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

1 x 2-hour seminar per week

1 x 1-hour online workshop per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

2 x cloud conferences per trimester

1 x 1-hour online workshop per week 

3 x 1-hour online class per trimester (recordings provided)

Note:

*Community Based Delivery (CBD) refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute

Content

Analysis of selected theories of child development relevant to the birth to twelve years of age focusing on the holistic nature of development from conception to birth and the critical nature of early and later development. Domains of development - physical, psychosocial, and cognitive will be examined and how development may be fostered in home and care contexts. Students will critique Piaget’s theory of sensory motor development analysing what is currently applicable to the birth – three age group. In addition, the work of the Neo-Piagtians will be examined to determine how it has extended the work of Piaget. Students will develop understanding of attachment theory by critiquing the work of Bowlby and Ainsworth. Tools for assessment will be investigated, including observation techniques and appropriate documentation. Brain growth and function will be analysed with reference to influences on development including, nature-nurture debates, attachment theory, temperament and psycho-social well-being in infants, toddlers and children. 

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