Course Title : Theories of Child Development
Code Course
Type
Regular
Semester
Lecture
(hours/week)
Seminar
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Lab
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Credits ECTS
PRD 222-1 D 4 3 0 0 3.00 5
Lecturer and Office Hours
Teaching Assistant and Office Hours
Language English
Course Level
Description
Objectives
Course Outline
WeekTopics
1Introduction to course
2Psychoanalytical Theories: Psychosexual Theory (Sigmund Freud)
3Psychoanalytical Theories: Psychosocial Theory (Erik Erikson)
4Behavioral Theories: Behaviorism (Watson and Skinner)
5Social Learning Theory – Albert Bandura
6Biological Theories – Stanley Hall, Arnold Gesell; Ethology – Konrad Lorenz
7Attachment Theory
8Midterm exam
9Cognitive Theories: Cognitive Development Theory – Jean Piaget
10Socio Cultural Theory – Lev Vygotsky
11Information Processing Theory
12Developmental Systems Theory: Bio-ecological Model (Urie Bronfenbrenner)
13Parents, family and children
14Sibling relationships and child development
15Peers and school context in child development
16Final Exam
Prerequisites
Textbook
Other References
Laboratory Work
Computer Usage
Other
Learning Outcomes and Competences
1After completing this course, students will be able to: - describe major theories and themes about how children develop
2compare the characteristics of various developmental stages according to different theorists
3identify factors influencing the development process
4design age-appropriate prevention and intervention programs based on developmental theory
5reflect on their conceptions about child development and its implications for children’s well-being
Course Evaluation Methods
In-term studies Quantity Percentage
Midterms130
Quizzes00
Projects00
Term Projects00
Laboratory00
Attendance110
Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade40
Contribution of final examination to overall grade60
Total100
ECTS (Allocated Based on Student) Workload
Activities Quantity Duration
(hours)
Total Workload
(hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week : 16 x Total course hours) 16348
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14342
Assignments 000
Midterms 11010
Final examination 12525
Other 000
Total Work Load 125
Total Work Load / 25 (hours) 5
ECTS 5

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