HMDEV200-19T (TGA)

Child Development

15 Points

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

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: 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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KANOHI-KI TE-KANOHI FACE TO FACE CLASSES

  • Mon 11th Nov to Thurs 14th Nov TCBD.2.12 10:00am - 4:00pm (Block 1)
  • Mon 09th Dec to Thurs 12th Dec TCBD.2.12 10:00am - 4:00pm (Block 2)

ONLINE TEACHING/CLASSES

  • Mon 18 Nov to Fri 6 Dec.

TEACHER(S) & TUTOR(S)

In this course, all lectures and tutorials will be delivered by Diana Amundsen (diana.amundsen@waikato.ac.nz) and/or Maggie Lyall (maggie.lyall@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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HMDEV200 is fully internally assessed. To pass the course, all of the following assessments should be attempted.

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  • The written assignments (Assessment 2) 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: Initial Learning
14 Nov 2019
4:00 PM
10
  • Hand-in: In Workshop
  • In Class: In Lecture
2. Assessment 2: Critical Reflections (Weekly Reflections)
6 Dec 2019
4:00 PM
40
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Assessment 3: Learning and Understanding
12 Dec 2019
4:00 PM
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
  • Presentation: In Class
4. Assignment 4: Test
12 Dec 2019
4:00 PM
30
  • In Class: In Lecture
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 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 during Block 1 and Block 2, and participate in the online activties during weeks two to four of this paper. In addition to time spent engaging with the class interactions, 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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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: HDCO100, HMDEV100, TEHD100, TEEDU102, PSYC102 or PSYCH101

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: HDCO202

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