Knowing about children and their development underpins a lot of the work done in the early years. This course will help teacher candidates better understand both the developmental patterns and sequences in young children's development and how the context of this learning impacts on children's progress. This course supports trainees to:
- understand the context of children's development
- explore different aspects of children's development
- apply understanding of child development to practice
- enhance practice and develop knowledge.
We hope you have fun learning.
- Teacher: Nicola Tyndall-Pantlitz
'Childhood Development for Primary Teachers' is a fascinating course of study of children between the ages 6-12 years. It entails the study of the holistic development of the child. Their physical, cognitive, social/emotional and language development. Physical development is muscle and motor development; an ability to run, jump, climb, or hold a pencil properly etc. Cognitive development is an ability to perceive, think, and gain undertsanding of the world around them. Social/Emotional development is in part the ability to understand who they are, and how to interact with others. As part of Language development, children learn how to emphasize or stress certain syllables so as to alter the meaning of words and sentences. This skill enables them to communicate distinctly different messages using the same words.
This course is designed to help you understand how and why children do and say the things they do.
- Teacher: Deblin Wishart
This course prepares teacher candidates to understand the purpose of a school based curriculum, two of which are that learning is achieved under the direction of able, qualified and experienced teachers and that learning will be of greatest value to the learners.
This course is designed to equip teacher candidates with the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to function effectively and efficiently to meet the needs of the learners in their charge.
- Teacher: Natachel Wilson