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Level 3 Diploma in Child Development ?365.00 Course Synopsis This fully Level 3 Diploma Course in Child Development is designed for people with an interest in the Psychology and Sociology of the early years and would like to increase their knowledge or gain knowledge in this important field. The Level 3 Course has both a practical and an applied component and delivers a wide syllabus of topics to provide the student with an introduction to the width and breadth of the subject area. The course will be of great benefit to those who are currently working with children or are wishing to learn more about children. Issues that impact upon raising children and the early years of development will be studied. For those interested in pursuing a career in Social Care will find this course will provide essential background for the subject area and other child related discipline. There are eight graded Assessments within this Course and to encourage student led research students will also be asked to write a thesis on one of the topics studied in the Course. Course Content The course will contain the following topic areas: Stages of pregnancy and birth Early Years of development The development of self The social world of the child Emotional development Adolescence Problems arising from development The Family The social construction of childhood Physical development Theoretical approaches to the development of childhood The Psychological approach (including the main Psychological theorists including Freud, Piaget, Darwin, Vygotsky) Processes of accommodation, assimilation and equilibrium The influences of Peers Making friends and social networks Module 1 - Defining Childhood In the first module students will look at definitions of childhood throughout the ages, providing a useful background for the whole course and will encourage students to consider the impact of society upon the developing child. Module 2 - Pregnancy and Family Life This Module will look at family patterns and the wider social network that surrounds the child. Students will examine the impact that having a baby will have upon relationships with others. Much emphasis will be placed upon changing patterns of family life and issues such as Religion, Family Income and Industrialisation. Module 3 - The Developing Baby Students will examine foetal development from conception to the birth in this module. Issues connected with the post birt period will be examined and essential practical aspects of preparation stages for the arrival of the baby will be discussed. Module 4 - Theoretical Approaches to the Study of Childhood This module will focus on the work of Charles Darwin, Jean Piaget, Lev Vygotsky. These main theoretical approaches will all be considered and studied, together with an assessment of the practical contribution their writings have actually made to the raising of children in the present day. Module 5 - Emotional Development The importance of the emotional development will be discussed together with a presentation of the writings of Sigmund Freud and John Bowlby. The implications of the work of both men will be discussed in relation to modern day parenting and day care. Module 6 - Day Care With the effects of the changing family, many parents are finding day care is essential in order to allow parents to pursue their careers. It is an progressively more important part of parenting and the reactions of children to day care will be examined in this module. The problems of assessing day care and the implications of flawed research in this area will be discussed. The importance of good quality care will be emphasised and students will be encouraged to identify those aspects of care that they feel are beneficial and important to both the physical, intellectual and social development of children in the early years. Module 7 - The Developing Self In this module students will look at the development of the self concept will be discussed. Students will be able to identify

Level 3 Diploma in Child Development ?365.00 Course Synopsis This fully Level 3 Diploma Course in Child Development is designed for people with an interest in the Psychology and Sociology of the early years and would like to increase their knowledge or gain knowledge in this important field. The Level 3 Course has both a practical and an applied component and delivers a wide syllabus of topics to...

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