Child development focuses on the changes that occur from birth to adolescence. It attempts in the first instance to identify a child’s repertoire of behaviours at a particular time. Secondly, the discipline aims to identify the factors that influence particular development processes: that is, to specify how development occurs.
As a discipline Child Development focuses on specific questions (the what, and the how) yet it covers a wide range of topics. A simple, atheoretical way of breaking down the discipline is to consider three main areas of study. These descriptive areas refer to the topic of investigation rather than a specific orientation to a problem.
|BA||BY DIRECTED COURSEWORK STUDY|
|MA||BY DIRECTED COURSEWORK STUDY|
|PhD||BY RESEARCH & DISSERTATION|
|Module Code||Module Title|
|CHD305||THE DEVELOPMENT OF LANGUAGE|
|CHD306||COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT IN THE EARLY YEARS I|
|CHD307||COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT IN THE EARLY YEARS II|
|CHD308||THE CHILD’S SOCIAL WORLD|
|CHD309||THE DEVELOPMENT OF LITERACY|
|CHD310||THE DEVELOPMENT OF NUMERACY|
|CHD311||WRITING EXPERIMENTAL REPORTS|
|CHD312||A RESEARCH PROJECT|