Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Lectures and tutorials totalling 36 hours |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Prerequisites:|| You must have successfully completed the following subject/s prior to enrolling in this subject |
Study Period Commencement:
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||Attendance at all classes (tutorial/seminars/practical classes/lectures/labs) is obligatory. Failure to attend 80% of classes will normally result in failure in the subject.|
CoordinatorMs Mel Collings
ContactEducation Student Centre
A focus on neurological development will lead to a study of factors affecting the development of cognition in children. Relevant classical and contemporary psychological theories of cognitive development including learning theory, Piaget's cognitive-developmental theory, Vygotsky's sociocultural theory, in their original and more recent forms and information processing and connectionist approaches will be subjected to critical examination. The processes of knowledge acquisition including sensation, perception, attention, memory, concept formation, language, symbolic reasoning and thinking will be studied and related to the structure and content of knowledge in various domains including the physical and social worlds. Further topics include the development of intelligence and of academic skills, and an introduction to developmental research methodology.
|Objectives:||Information not available|
Assignments totalling 2000 words and a 2-hour written examination.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Bachelor of Early Childhood Education |
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