Unit

School Of Education

The Developing ChildWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 102046.2

Discipline: TEACHER EDUCATION: EARLY CHILDHOOD

Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 1

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Sheridan Hewson


Equivalent Units
700273 - The Developing Child (WSTC)

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 1708 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth-5/Birth-12).


Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2021 Spring  Yes  Bankstown Campus - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable not available  
2021 Spring  Yes  Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable not available  
2021 Spring  Yes  Penrith Campus - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable not available  

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About this Unit
An in-depth knowledge of child development is essential for educators to plan and provide culturally and developmentally appropriate practices for children in the early years. In this context, this unit aims to explore the diverse nature, processes and aspects of children’s development from conception to 12 years of age. The unit investigates the physical, socio-emotional, cognitive, language, moral, creative, spiritual and academic domains of development. Students will gather an understanding of the evolving methods used to develop theory about child development – from traditional case study approaches to contemporary brain research. The role of family, community, and other sociocultural influences will also be considered in relation to understanding the holistic nature of children’s development. Students will apply their knowledge of theories and methods of child study in the compilation of a Child Portfolio. Students must complete the WSU’s online Child Protection Awareness Training before undertaking the Child Portfolio.


Courses
1708.1Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth - 5/Birth - 12)CONTINUING
1708.2Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth - 5/Birth - 12)CONTINUING
1708.3Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth - 5/Birth - 12)CONTINUING
1708.5Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth - 5/Birth - 12)CURRENT
6017.1Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth-5/Birth-12)CONTINUING
6017.2Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth-5/Birth-12)CONTINUING
6017.3Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth-5/Birth-12)CONTINUING
6017.4Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth-5/Birth-12)CURRENT


Specialisations

M1125.1Education Studies (Birth - 5/Birth - 12)CURRENT
SM1089.1Early Childhood StudiesCONTINUING




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