Short Title:Childhood Growth & Development
Full Title:Childhood Growth & Development
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:CHLD H2001
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Humanities
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Reviewed By:Helena Doody
Module Author:Jennifer Mc Garr
Module Description:This module will introduce students to how children develop throughout childhood and into adolescence. Physical, social, emotional and cognitive development will be explored and students will be encouraged to think critically about these key areas. Students will also reflect on the role of nature versus nurture in relation to childhood growth and development. In order to progress, all components of module assessment must be passed by students – failure to successfully to complete any component will require repeat assessment/exam.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Examine biological, social, emotional and cognitive development in childhood
LO2 Discuss the interaction between nature and nurture in children's psychological development
LO3 Discuss the potential impact of early experience on long term developmental outcomes
LO4 Apply psychological theories and concepts to human behaviour.

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Assignment A written assignment on a key psychological theory or concept and its relevancy to contemporary childhood 1,4 50.00 n/a
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam n/a 1,2,3,4 50.00 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 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Tutorial No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 6.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Levine, L., Munsch, J. 2017, Child Development, 3rd ed Ed., SAGE Publications Canada [ISBN: 1506367593]
  • Santrock, J. 2013, Child Development: an Introduction, 14th ed. Ed., McGraw Hill Higher Education New York [ISBN: 9781259095054]
Recommended Book Resources
  • Cook,J.and Cook, L. 2009, Child Development, 2nd ed. Ed., Pearson College Division US [ISBN: 9780205494064]
  • Hayes,N. 2005, Early Childhood, 3rd ed. Ed., Gill & MacMillan Dublin [ISBN: 9780717139323]
  • O'Brien, E.Z. 2013, Human Growth and Development, 2nd Ed., Gill & MacMillan Dublin [ISBN: 9780717156290]
  • O'Brien,E.Z. 2015, Psychology for Social Work, Macmillan International Higher Education London [ISBN: 1137577010]
  • Santrock, J.W. 2011, Life-span Development, 13th ed. Ed., McGraw-Hill Higher Education New York [ISBN: 0071221697]
  • Shaffer, R.D. and Kipp, K. 2013, Developmental Psychology: Childhood and Adolescence, 9th ed. Ed., Cengage Learning California [ISBN: 1285545761]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_HSASC_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Applied Social Care 2 Mandatory