ES4009: Human Development

ES4009: Human Development

Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.

Module Title Human Development
Module Code ES4009
Module Tutor Sian Templeton
School School of Education and Humanities
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 4
Brief Description

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.

Indicative Syllabus

This module will cover the following topics:


Ways in which humans develop and stages they may pass through in the following areas cognitive;

Social; physical, emotional, brain and language;

Factors that may influence this development;

Discrete and holistic approaches to considering development;

Educational relevance.


Learning Outcomes

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 educational context;

4. Demonstrate an awareness of the principal theorists associated with ideas discussed;

5. Demonstrate an awareness of the development of human development  theories over time.

Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 36
Independent Learning Hours: 114
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 50% Exam: Seen, Closed Book: 1.00 hours
002: 50% Assignment: Individual: 1500 Words.
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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