Learning, Development and Culture

Course code 65102

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This course introduces key theories of human development and provides you with an overview of the early patterns and characteristics of learning and development, including language learning.

A range of theoretical perspectives are presented with a focus on socio-cultural approaches and the context in which development occurs.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • Choose the qualification you will study the course under. See the Work towards tab below for qualification options.
  • Check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses tab on the qualification page.

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to

  • Demonstrate understanding of key theories of human development 
  • Explain how young children learn and develop within their social and cultural context 
  • Discuss current research about early brain development and implications for the care and education of infants and toddlers
  • Demonstrate knowledge about young children in general, including developmental patterns and cultural influences
  • Identify patterns of early language learning and the influence of contextual and social factors.


This course is 100% internally assessed.

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