EDU2013 - Child Development
An intense study of the developmental process of childhood. Emphasis is given to some of the major, present-day development theories and their application in dealing with children.
The following learning goals will be achieved by this course:
- Know the major theories of child development and discern their alignment with, or in opposition to biblical principles.
- Understand the mechanisms of heredity and the effects of nature and nurture in the development of the child.
- Know the stages of development for the fetus and newborn; understand the implications of this knowledge in relation to prenatal care, the practice of abortion, birth and care of the newborn.
- Understand the development of children in the areas of physical growth, sensory and perceptual growth, cognitive development, language and communication, emotional, social and moral development, as well as gender identity.
- Analyze parental styles, environment, peer and cultural influences and their effect on the development of the child.
There are no prerequisites for this course.