Details for Child Development
- Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
- Unit code: MIN222
- Credit points: 10
- Total workload hours per week: 10
- Number of timetabled hours per week: 3 *
The unit Child Development is part of the subject area Ministry and is offered as a part of the following Awards: Bachelor of Contemporary Ministry (Alphacrucis College (NSW Dept. of Education)).
This unit examines child development and the issues faced by children from birth to adolescence. The major theories of child development are considered and their implications for children’s ministry.
- Physical, social and cognitive changes during childhood
- Age-related characteristics of children from birth to adolescence.
- Cognitive, psychosocial, moral and spiritual development during childhood, including individual differences in development.
- Social problems of children includingabuse and risk.
This course may be offered in the following formats
Lectures, discussion, student presentations, field observations.
Major Essay (50%, 2500 words); Critical Book Review (25%, 1250 words); Exam (25%)
- Berk, L. Infants, Children and Adolescents.5th ed. Boston: Allyn & Bacon, 2004
- Boyatzis, C. & Junn, E.Annual Editions.Child Growth and Development, 06/07, New York:McGraw Hill Contemporary Learning Series. 2006.
- Cole, M. & Cole, S.The Development of Children, 5th ed, New York:Worth Pub., 2005
- DeHart, G. B., Sroufe, L. A. & Cooper, R. G.. Child Development: Its Course and Nature. 4th ed., New York: McGraw Hill Publishers, 2004
- Kail, Robert Children and their Development.Upper Saddle River, NJ:Prentice-Hall, 1998.
- Ginsburg, H., & Opper, S. Piaget's theory of intellectual development, 3rd ed. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1988.
- Gopnik, A, Meltzoff, A. & Kuhl P.The Scientist in the Crib -- What Early Learning Tells Us About the Mind. NY:HarperCollins Pub., 2001.
- McDevitt, T. & Ormrod, J.Child Development and Education. 3rd Ed.Englewood Cliffs, NJ:Prentice Hall, 2006
- Santrock, J.Child Development, 10th Ed., New York:McGraw Hill, 2004