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EDU/305

Child Development

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$1194

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Course level: Undergraduate

This course explores the development of the child from birth through eighth grade. Physical, cognitive/intellectual, social/emotional, and moral development will be examined. The course focuses on defining the various stages as they impact instructional practices and decisions in a pre-K-8 environment. This course is not available for enrollment to residents of  Alaska, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Iowa, Kentucky, New York, Wisconsin, Wyoming  and individuals who reside outside the United States.

Prerequisites

None

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

Week 1

  • Compare the key theories of child development.
  • Describe approaches used to conduct research on children.
  • Identify the key developmental milestones in child development research.
  • Analyze current research concerning cultural influences on child development.
  • Compare biological and environmental influences on development (nature versus nurture).
  • Summarize essential factors of prenatal development and effects following birth.
  • Describe the growth and development of a newborn child through the first year.

Week 2

  • Identify physical development of infants and toddlers.
  • Describe cognitive development of infants and toddlers.
  • Examine emotional and social development of infants and toddlers.
  • Analyze current research concerning cultural influences on the development of infants and toddlers.

Week 3

  • Identify physical development in early childhood.
  • Describe cognitive development in early childhood.
  • Examine emotional and social development in early childhood.

Week 4

  • Identify physical development in middle childhood.
  • Describe cognitive development in middle childhood.
  • Examine emotional and social development in middle childhood.
  • Analyze Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences.

Week 5

  • Identify physical development in adolescence.
  • Describe cognitive development in adolescence.
  • Examine emotional and social development in adolescence.
  • Assess media and technology influences on adolescent development.
  • Explain the importance of developmental theory for teaching and learning.

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