Learner Development & Socialisation I - EDU00021I

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  • Department: Education
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Hugues Lortie-Forgues
  • Credit value: 30 credits
  • Credit level: I
  • Academic year of delivery: 2019-20

Module summary

This module will extend students understanding of the main theories underpinning childhood, adolescent, and life-span development, and to understand the development of social relations, cognitive and language development with a range of social and cultural contexts

 

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2019-20 to Summer Term 2019-20

Module aims

  • To extend students understanding of the main theories underpinning childhood, adolescent, and life-span development, and to understand the development of social relations, cognitive and language development with a range of social and cultural contexts
  • To build on students understanding of major theoretical perspectives on how social relations influence social cognition, learner attitudes and group relations, especially within an education context
  • To enable students to analyse a range of information across disciplines and to critically engage with the overlaps between these disciplines
  • To enable students to be able to compare and contrast alternative means of gathering and evaluating data within developmental and social psychology
  • To extend students understanding of the historical changes in developmental and social psychological theories and research

Module learning outcomes

Subject content

  • Critically examine the ways in which childhood and adolescent development, including development of attachment and social relations influences learner development and identity
  • Examine gender and cultural influences on development and socialisation
  • Understand diverse theoretical perspectives on the ways in which social and cognitive development across the life-span impacts learners functioning in educational environments
  • Critically examine major theories explaining how social psychological processes, such as the development of learner attitudes, learner attributions, group relations and close relationships arise in childhood and adolescence
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the interplay between the development of social psychological processes and learner socialisation
  • Understand the interaction between emotional and social development and learner socialisation across all stages of education

Academic and graduate skills

  • Formulate academic arguments in written and oral form
  • Manage a range of sources and critically evaluate the reliability and validity of these in informing and supporting academic argumentation
  • Analyse the ways in which theories and data from differing disciplines can inform each other and enhance understanding (in this case, of learning development and socialisation)
  • Use the VLE and Internet effectively

Module content

Module Content:

Week 2 Foundations of development
Week 3 Birth and infancy (and attachment)
Week 4 Early childhood (and play)
Week 5 Middle childhood (and siblings)
Week 6 Early adolescence (and peers and bullying)
Week 7 Adolescence (and gender)
Week 8 Emerging adulthood

Week 9 Development in adulthood & Ageing
Week 10 Summing up & How to write an essay

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
2000 word essay
N/A 40
Essay/coursework
3000 word research proposal
2 hours 60

Special assessment rules

Each component of the module's assessment must be passed. Compensation is possible between components. The module itself can be compensated. Any component where a potentially compensatory mark is not achieved must be reassessed.

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
2000 word essay
N/A 40
Essay/coursework
3000 word research proposal
2 hours 60

Module feedback

Written feedback on assignment report sheet (within 4-6 weeks from the date of submission) and face-to- face feedback in supervisions.

Indicative reading

Smith, P.K., & Hart, C.H. (2011). The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Child Social Development. Malden: Wiley-Blackwell.
Perry, A. (2009). Teenagers and attachment: helping adolescents engage with life and learning. London: Worth Publishing.
Hogg, M.A., & Cooper, J. (2007). The SAGE Handbook of Social Psychology. Los Angeles, London: SAGE.
Geddes, H. (2005). Attachment in the classroom: the links between childrens early experience, emotional well-being and performance in school. London: Worth Publishing.



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