ACE

AP5800: Development Theories and Early Relationships

Credit Weighting: 5
No. of Students: Min 25, Max 30.
Pre-requisite(s): None.
Co-requisite(s): None.
Teaching Period(s): Semesters 1 or 2 or 3. (semester details for this module will be confirmed at the start of the programme).
Teaching Methods: 6 x 3hr(s) Lectures; 6 x 1hr(s) Tutorials
Module Co-ordinator: Dr Séamus O Tuama, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Ace.
Module Objective: To give an overview of those who have built developmental theories based on the actualities of infancy and childhood experience.
Module Content: Jean Piaget's Stage Theory; Erik Erikson's model of Psychosocial Development; John Bowlby's Attachment Theory; Daniel Stern's work on psychological development in infancy; Frank Lake's 'womb as world experience'; D.W. Winnicott's 'good enough parenting'.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Identify and outline the core concepts of the theories presented.
  • Critically analyse the development theories.
  • Embrace the theories with reference to their own childhood history.
  • Apply the various approaches to examples of child-rearing practices.
  • Utilise the core concepts to assess a particular family culture.
Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 40 marks (open book exam.); Continuous Assessment 60 marks (1 x 2,500 word essay).
Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.
Penalties (for late submission of course/project work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.
Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% 80% attendance which is monitored by a class register.
End of Year Written Examination Profile: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) (open book exam) to be taken in Winter 2021.
Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) (open book exam) to be taken in Autumn 2022. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the Module Coordinator).

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