HMDEV200-18B (HAM)

Child Development

15 Points

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Te Kura Toi Tangata
Faculty of Education
Te Oranga Human Development and Movement Studies

Staff

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Convenor(s)

Lecturer(s)

Administrator(s)

: karen.harris@waikato.ac.nz

Placement Coordinator(s)

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Student Representative(s)

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Librarian(s)

: melanie.chivers@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description

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This paper will explore a diverse range of child development theories that relate to both historical and current research to provide an understanding of child development in the 21st century. Our exploration will include investigating how ideas and theories relating to child development are created, further developed or challenged.The paper aims to build on your existing knowledge of theories and issues relating to child development so that you deepen your understanding of the influence of factors such as context and culture. The paper aims to strengthen students’ ability to become critical consumers of this knowledge so information that is published is not taken at face value.This is especially important as much of the euro-western psychological literature is based on North American and UK perspectives.

This paper takes the position that there is no one ‘right’ child development theory or answer to address issues relating to child development. Instead, evidence should be examined and critiqued in context. The student's role in this course is to actively contribute your views, so that you feel confident and comfortable in tutorials and (when appropriate) in assignments, in order to more fully understand both your own views and those of others about child development. It is important that each student and lecturer is able to share his/her view in a respectful environment.

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Paper Structure

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Each week in this course, students are required to attend:

  • a 2-hour lecture (each Wednesday)
  • a 2-hour tutorial

TEACHER(S) & TUTOR(S)
In this course, all lectures and tutorials will be delivered by Vanessa Paki (vanessa.paki@waikato.ac.nz)

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • 1. Understand some of the key theories relating to child development and how they contribute to our understandings of children.
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  • 2. Compare and critique a range of dominant theories about children’s development, including the social and cultural contexts that shaped their development.
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  • 3. Demonstrate a knowledge of child development from a critical perspective, looking at issues in child development research and practice.
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  • 4. Critically examine how time, context and culture impact on children’s development and wellbeing.
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  • 5. Communicate and engage with issues and ideas about children's development and reflect on their usefulness in personal and practical contexts
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Assessment

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HDCO200 is fully internally assessed. To pass the course, all of the following assessments should be attempted.

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  • The written assignments (Assessment 1) will help students meet Outcomes 1, 2, and 3.
  • The test will help students meet Outcomes 1, 2 and 4.
  • The inclass presentation will help students meet Outcome 3, 4 and 5.
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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Assessment 1: Report - Literature Review
15 Aug 2018
11:30 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Assessment 2: Test A and Test B
8 Aug 2018
No set time
40
  • Hand-in: In Lecture
3. Assessment 3: Presentation
11 Oct 2018
No set time
30
  • Hand-in: In Tutorial
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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There is no required textbook for this course.

Weekly readings (readings list ) will be made available via Moodle. There will also be a large reading list available on the site that may be useful for assignments and further exploration.
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Online Support

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You will be using Moodle. All material (including lectures, tutorials, messages, updates and focused discussions) will be located there.
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Workload

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This is a Level 2 course worth 15 points. You will need to attend all lectures (2 hours per week) and one tutorial (2 hours per week). Outside of these face-to-face hours it is expected that you will spend 3-4 hours per week reading and another 3-4 hours per week preparing your assignments. Keep these expectations in mind, and be sure to organise your study time effectively.
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Linkages to Other Papers

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Equivalent(s)

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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: HMDEV100, TEEDU102 or PSYCH101

Corequisite(s)

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: HDCO202

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