Course DFS1905 - Child Psychology (QQI Level 6)
Duration 12 Weeks
Cost €270.00
Night Monday 6.30pm - 9.30pm


This is an elective module for Early Childhood Care & Education Level 6. This module is designed to provide the learner with knowledge and understanding of child psychology relevant to childhood education and care settings and to equip the learner with the knowledge and skills required to understand child psychology from 4-18 years.

Class starts Monday 14th January 2019. 6.30pm - 9.30pm


Learning Outcomes

Learners will be able to:

  1. Research theories of development change and continuity in infancy, childhood and adolescence.
  2. Evaluate a range of factors influencing and impacting on the psychological development of the child.
  3. Appraise different theoretical models of child and adolescent development.
  4. Assess the importance of transitions in influencing a sense of self.
  5. Analyse different scientific methods and their application in relation to child behaviour and child development.
  6. Critically evaluate how the role of social, biological, cultural and historical perspectives affect the development of children and adolescent.
  7. Explore the development of gender consciousness and its impact on self-identity in children and young people.
  8. Use empirical research in acquiring knowledge, informing best practice and constructing scientific knowledge in a specific child development, education and or care context.
  9. Analyse the implications of own attitudes, values, beliefs and assumptions in relation to issues of relevant policies and best practice.
  10. Identify personal learning goals and assist others in identifying.

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