EDUC& 114 Child Development • 3 Cr.
Studies the physical, social, and emotional development of the child from infancy to adolescence.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Articulate contributions of major developmental theorists
- Explain the role of theories and research in understanding child development
- Analyze different developmental events from the perspective of the major theories of development
- Recall important developmental concepts and apply these across the age span of childhood
- Explain the importance of nurturing each child’s individual development as it relates to the child’s self-esteem
- Discuss practical concerns relating to parenting, health, social conditions, and education of the developing child
- Outline age-level expectancies in relation to child behavior and skill development
- Use developmental norms in understanding, guiding, teaching, observing, and assessing children
- Recognize early signs of developmental delays in children
- Use the skills and techniques developed to observe a variety of ages and identify physical, cognitive, emotional, and social characteristics of individual children
- Demonstrate the ability to conduct an anecdotal observation of a child and to develop a written report
- Understand and discuss the implications of culture and human diversity as these relate to child development