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EDEC2011: Child Development (3-8 Years)

2024 unit information

The early years are significant for children's wellbeing and development. This unit builds students' understanding of children's complex and dynamic development from three to eight years of age. The unit focuses on physical, cognitive, emotional, social and moral developmental domains. It considers the impact of inherited and environmental factors - including the role of parents, family, community and culture - on children's development. The unit explores both classical and contemporary understandings of early childhood development and encourages students to critically consider the relevance of past and present theory for teaching practice.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Arts and Social Sciences

Study level Undergraduate
Academic unit Education
Credit points 6
42 credit points including (EDEC1005 and EDEC1006 and EDEC1007 and EDEC1008)
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Understand and critique classical and contemporary research and theories of child development, as they relate to children aged three to eight years of age
  • LO2. Demonstrate an awareness of and respect for the influence of biology, family, relationships and socio-cultural contexts on children’s learning and development
  • LO3. Apply knowledge of young children’s physical, cognitive, emotional, social, and moral development through observation and analysis of children and education and care environments
  • LO4. Understand the critical role early childhood teachers play in supporting young children’s learning and development across all domains

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Remote

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