This course introduces key theories of human development and provides students 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.
Delivery type2019Trimester 2 2019
Allow 10-12 hours study time per week for each 20 credit course.
Cost2019NZ students $830 + $60 annual administration fee
International students N/A + $60 annual administration fee
Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying
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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 includes a compulsory workshop.
To study this course you will require access to a computer, the Internet and email.
This course is 100% internally assessed
There is a textbook required for this course. Visit our textbook page for more information.
How to enrol
Before enrolling in this course you need to:
- choose the qualification you will study the course under
- check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses and apply tab on the qualification page.
You can do this course as part of these qualifications: