Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.
This module provides an opportunity for students to develop deeper knowledge and understanding of current research in the field of Psychology that is applicable to educational and caring contexts.
This module will cover the following topics:
creation and development of self, identity and self worth;
research on the brain and how it develops, plateaus and then degenerates; emotional development, temperament, emotional literacy and resilience;
notions of intelligence and links to the brain and expectations of practitioners;
holistic views of human development;
methods of intervention, cognitive behaviour therapy, behaviour modification, solutions focus therapy.
A student passing this module should be able to:
1. Critically evaluate themes, concepts and theories relating to Psychology that have interest and relevance to contexts of education and care;
2. Critically evaluate the application of these ideas within a context;
3. Demonstrate an understanding of common interventions utilised in education and care contexts;
4. Describe and discuss the interrelatedness of development and the need for individuals to be considered holistically;
5. Critically evaluate research evidence and synthesise information found.
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