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Area/Catalogue
WELF 1021

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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

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Course ID
170891

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
UniSA Justice & Society

Course aim

To study and critically consider human development across the lifespan, from infancy to ageing and end of life. Human development and the social and environmental influences on development will be examined from different view points, particularly cognitive, physical and psychosocial theories, perspectives and evidence.

Course content

Examining methods of studying individuals across the lifespan, including the capacity and rationale for observation and other assessments. Discussing and researching theories of development and processes to critically evaluate their application in explaining behaviour and learning across the lifespan from the perspective of key theorist and contemporary research evidence. Issues include the interacting influence of hereditary and environmental influences on the growing child, play and schooling, adolescence and independence, work and friendship, parenting, relationships, healthy aging and end of life.

Textbook(s)

Peterson, C.C. 2013, Looking Forward Through the Lifespan: Developmental Psychology, Pearson Higher Education, AU

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Lecture 1 hour x 13 weeks
Tutorial 1 hour x 13 weeks
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
Lecture 1 hour x 13 weeks
Tutorial 1 hour x 13 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
Report 1800 word or equivalent 40% N/A
Presentation 2700 words or equivalent 60% N/A
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
Report 1800 word or equivalent 40% N/A
Presentation 2700 words or equivalent 60% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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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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