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Area/Catalogue
EDUC 1041

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
009203

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Education

Course aim

To familiarise students with the sequence of children’s development from conception to 3 years of age, as well as the influences and processes involved in very young children’s development.

Course content

Students will develop an understanding of theories, themes and principles of child development. Students will learn about sequences of physical, social, emotional, communicative and cognitive development from conception to three years of age, the processes involved and the influences on development. Students will focus on the critical importance of environments (including the roles of sensory stimulation, of language input, of families and culture, of nutrition, and of protection from harm) for developmental outcomes. Students will develop understandings about the value of objective observations, will acquire techniques for documenting objective observations, and will be able to use their observations to assess individual children’s development and recommend developmental supports.

Textbook(s)

Berk, LE 2013, Child development, 9th edition, Pearson/Allyn and Bacon, Boston

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
EDUC 1044 Professional Experience 1: Introduction to Educators' Practices (Birth-3 years)

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Lecture 1 hour x 12 weeks
Seminar 2 hours x 12 weeks
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
External (Online activities) 3 hours x 12 weeks
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER
Lecture 1 hour x 12 weeks
Seminar 2 hours x 12 weeks
INTERNAL, WHYALLA
Lecture 1 hour x 12 weeks
Seminar 2 hours x 12 weeks
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Lecture 1 hour x 12 weeks
Seminar 2 hours x 12 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Test 1800 words 40% N/A
Report 2700 words 60% N/A
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
Test 1800 words 40% N/A
Report 2700 words 60% N/A
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER
Test 1800 words 40% N/A
Report 2700 words 60% N/A
INTERNAL, WHYALLA
Test 1800 words 40% N/A
Report 2700 words 60% N/A
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Test 1800 words 40% N/A
Report 2700 words 60% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1A)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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