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Child Psychology: Alternative Approaches to Child Development and Learning

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Brampton AEC1302B51605/06/201426/06/20144THU19:0021:00 £44.00Enrol Now
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Course description

This course investigates the different ways learning takes place during childhood. Learners will find out how psychologists and learning theorists explain how learning takes place in the child and how educators can best support learning. This course will look a range of theorists from the mainstream influences of Piaget, Bruner, Bandura and Skinner to the lesser known Montessori and Steiner. Learners will also look at the ways that theories are applied to shape learning and inspire educators into creating the adults of the future.

What you need to join the class

a) guidance needed:None b) entry requirements:None

What the course will cover

An outline of the main learning theorists that guide educators How theories are applied to learning in school and at home An overview of the pedagogy of Maria Montessori and how it is applied to young children An introduction to alternative methods of learning including Steiner-Waldorf settings

Teaching and learning activities

Teaching methods will include tutor explanations, the use of video and internet material, handouts, and PowerPoint presentations. You may wish to take notes in class for reference.

What you will be able to do by the end of the course - Course Objectives

Identify ways in which learning takes place during childhood Compare the theories of mainstream pedagogies Identify ways to promote effective learning Describe some alternative ideas about educating children.

Examination or qualification if applicable, including costs. The course fee usually includes examination costs: registration with the exam board, certification and administration fees. If the fees are not included, the brochure will tell you this

None, although a certificate of attendance is available on request.

Work expected outside lesson time e.g. homework, assignments, etc.

Learners may like to carry out further reading around subjects covered in classes. No formal homework is planned.

What you need to bring to the first class, if appropriate

Paper, pens or pencils, optional A4 binder for storing notes, handouts etc

Books, materials and equipment you need for the course, including additional costs, specialist stockists, etc. Note: your tutor may recommend additional items during the course

Basic stationery.

What you can do next

Further study in related subjects.

Additional information - General

At the beginning of the course, you will have an induction to the College and the course. Your tutor will ask you to complete an Initial Assessment and an Individual Learning Journey (ILJ). The tutor will use this information to agree your personal learning goals with you and plan the course so that it meets your needs. You will use the ILJ throughout your course to reflect on and check your progress. This paperwork is a requirement of the Agencies which fund these courses, and of the College s own Quality Improvement Programme. Most courses at the College receive funding from the Government, either from the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) or the Education Funding Agency (EFA). All students on courses funded by the SFA or the EFA must complete a Learning Agreement.

We hope this information gives you a sufficient overview of the course.

If you require any further information or careers advice please contact the College on 020 3045 5176.

Please Note: This information is correct at the time of publishing. However, details could be subject to change for various reasons, e.g. following the appointment of a new tutor or discussion with the group at the first meeting of the course.

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