Psychology and Childhood Development

Subject DNCE60027 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

Credit Points: 6.25
Level: 6 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2014.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 2 hours per week (Semester 2)
Total Time Commitment: Not available

Classical Ballet Pedagogy I, Introduction to Teaching and Learning Content and Methodology A, Introduction to Teaching and Learning


Recommended Background Knowledge:

Non Allowed Subjects:

Core Participation Requirements:


Faculty of the VCA and Music Student Centre
Ground Floor, Elisabeth Murdoch Building (Bldg 860)
Southbank Campus
234 St Kilda Road, Southbank, 3006

Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)

Subject Overview:

This subject will involve the study of:

  • The work of seminal psychologists

  • The psychological development of children and adolescents

  • Intelligence and learning

  • Social and environmental factors effecting childhood development

  • Personality and creativity

  • The recognised stages of growth, motor, emotional and cognitive development, and the implications for appropriate skills development in dance

Learning Outcomes:


Participation in tutorials (20%); assignments totalling no more than 2,000 words (80%).

Prescribed Texts:

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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

On completion of this subject students should have acquired the following skills:

  • The ability to apply theory to practice

  • The capacity to interpret and analyse

  • The ability to evaluate and synthesise data and other information

  • The ability to communicate

  • The capacity for collaborative learning

Links to further information:

Not offered in 2009

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