Jan 29, 2023
EDEC 432 - Theories in Child Development
Assists the student in formulating his or her own general assumptions about the nature of child development through study of various theoretical viewpoints and current issues. EDEC 432 and FCL 432 are cross-listed courses, students may not receive credit for both. Course will be offered every year (Fall, Winter, Spring).
Prerequisite: EDEC 306.
General Education Category: CE - Culminating Experience
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Identify competing theoretical perspectives of developmental influences, particularly as they relate to the influences of nature and nurture.
- Interpret theoretical information through research of various early childhood theories.
- Identify theories within case studies.
- Describe physical, cognitive, and socio-emotional development from conception through adolescence, citing relevant theory and research.
- Discuss the role of genetics and hereditary factors (including maturation) in the cognitive, behavioral, and psychosocial development of children.
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