Short Title:Child Development 1
Full Title:Child Development 1
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:CHLD H1001
 
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Humanities
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Reviewed By:Helena Doody
Module Author:Zuzana Tesarova
Module Description:The learner will be introduced to the key areas of child development and explore the application of psychological perspectives to developing an understanding of the stages involved in development. Students will also develop an understanding of the development of attachment in children and explore the implications of this research for early childhood care and education.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Recognise and identify developmental milestones across a range of physical, socio-emotional and cognitive developmental stages.
LO2 Define key psychological perspectives and their application to children’s development.
LO3 Review research related to the emerging needs of children and families that may influence early development.
LO4 Examine current themes and debates relevant to early childhood development.
LO5 Illustrate the importance of applying theory to practice in different workplace environments while being mindful of individual differences and social and cultural diversity.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Continuous Assessment n/a 1,4 40.00 n/a
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam n/a 1,3,4,5 60.00 End-of-Semester

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 6.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 5.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
 

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Cook, J.L. and Cook, g. 2009, Child Development, Pearson Education [ISBN: 9780205754113]
  • Shaffer, D.R., Kipp, K. 2014, Developmental Psychology: Childhood and Adolescence, 9th ed Ed., Cengage Learning [ISBN: 1111834520]
  • Whitebread, D. 2011, Developmental Psychology and Early Childhood Education, SAGE Publications Limited [ISBN: 9781412947138]
Recommended Book Resources
  • Balter, L. & TamisLeMonda, C. (Eds) 2006, Child Psychology: a Handbook of Contemporary Issues, New York: Psychology Press
  • Leman,P., Bremner, A., Parke, R.D., Gauvain, M. 2012, Developmental Psychology, McGraw-Hill [ISBN: 9780077126162]
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
  • Vandell et al. 2010, Do Effects of Early Child Care Extend to Age 15 Years? Results From the NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development., Child Development, Vol. 81, Issue 3, 737 [ISSN: 0009-3920]
  • Editorial 2011, Early child development—a winning combination, The Lancet, Volume 378, 1276
Other Resources
  • http://www.growingup.ie/index.php?id=223: Growing Up in Ireland research findings
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_HCHCE_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Early Childhood Care and Education 1 Mandatory