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EDF5415

Faculty of Education

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedPeninsula Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)TBA

Synopsis

This unit will consider a range of current issues and provide an overview of theories of the growth and development of children. The unit will emphasise the need for students to consider themselves as both learners and researchers examining ways in which these factors assist their own professional development, skills, backgrounds, values and attitudes, as well as the developmental needs of individual children within the early childhood years.

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this unit students should have knowledge and understanding of a range of issues relating to child development. The learning objectives of this unit are for students to learn and understand:

  • the diversity of human growth;
  • the likely impact of factors such as culture, family, genetic inheritance and life experiences on child development and growth;
  • a range of early learning theories, particularly related to the education and care of young children; and
  • an understanding regarding their own abilities, attitudes and values as professionals and how these underpin inclusive early childhood practice.

Assessment

Task 1: A seminar presentation: 15%
A written report: (1800 words) 30%
Task 2: A written analysis (2200 words): 55%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Jane Bone

Contact hours

2 hours per week

Prerequisites

EDF5414 Child development principles