Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.
This module aims to introduce students to common themes, concepts and theories relating to human development through childhood to adulthood and beyond and their potential application to educational contexts education and the evolution of the formal system over the past 150 years or so.
This module will cover the following topics:
Ways in which
humans develop and stages they may pass through in the following areas
physical, emotional, brain and language;
may influence this development;
holistic approaches to considering development;
A student passing this module should be able to:
1. Outline and explain models and theories relating to human development
through childhood and beyond;
2. Explore links between areas of development and the need for
individuals to be considered holistically;
3. Explain and justify the relevance/application of these theories to an
4. Demonstrate an awareness of the principal theorists associated with
5. Demonstrate an awareness of the development of human development theories over time.
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