Postgraduate Course: Child Development in Practice (CLPS11029)
|School||School of Health in Social Science
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course will introduce students to a range of theories of children's psychological development (social, emotional, cognitive).
Through providing an overview of different theories of child development including biological, individual and systemic models, students will be encouraged to critically appraise these theoretical approaches and to consider what predicts typical and atypical development. In addition, the course will invite students to apply developmental theory to real life examples, thus encouraging critical reflection on the utility of developmental theories to enhance current practice/experience.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2019/20, Available to all students (SV1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 12,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 8,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Additional Information (Learning and Teaching)
"This course comprises 8 classes
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||One course essay of 4000 words (100%)
||Formative feedback will be provided throughout the course on group tasks and individual activities and week 8 presentations.
Summative feedback will be given on the course paper via Learn.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Consolidate and extend understanding of the different theories of human development.
- Critically reflect on the potential value and challenge of multiple perspectives in developmental theory.
- Conceptualise, analyse and critically appraise the limits and strengths of any particular theory or model.
- Critique and evaluate the principles of developmental theory as they apply to clinical practice.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||* Research and enquiry skills, including evaluation and critical analysis
* Personal and intellectual autonomy skills, including accountability and working with others
* Technical and practical skills
* Communication, numeracy and IT skills
|Course organiser||Dr Karri Gillespie-Smith
Tel: (0131 6)51 3932
|Course secretary||Mrs Lorna Sheal
Tel: (0131 6)51 3970