Social and Emotional Development

Subject EDUC30037 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

Parkville, 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

You must have successfully completed the following subject/s prior to enrolling in this subject

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Corequisites: None
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.


Dr Sharne Rolfe


Education Student Centre
Subject Overview:

A study of normative patterns and individual differences in children's social and emotional development in infancy and early childhood. Key theories, models and research about the effect of biological predispositions such as temperament and contextual factors such as child rearing practices on development will be considered. Emotional expression, regulation and intelligence will be introduced and the attachment process described and discussed along with the interrelationships between developmental domains.

Objectives: Information Not Available

Assignments totalling 2000 words and a 2-hour written examination.

Prescribed Texts:

Prescribed Texts:

  • Rethinking attachment for early childhood practice (S. Rolfe), Allen & Unwin 2004
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Information Not Available

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Early Childhood Education

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