Stage 1 Child Studies

LENGTH OF COURSE: Semester or Full Year

ASSUMED BACKGROUND: Nil

CURRICULUM CHARGES: Nil

CONTENT:
Course content will be a selection of the following:

Child Studies Skills:
Students examine the period of childhood from conception to 8 years and issues related to growth, health and wellbeing of children. The three areas of study in this course are the Nature of Childhood and the Socialisation and Development of Children, Children in Wider Society, and Children, Rights and Safety.

ASSESSMENT TYPES

Practical Activity:
Written and practical assessment including an action plan, research, practical application and individual evaluation report

Group Activity:
Students collaborate to plan, implement and evaluate a group practical application including, a collaborative action plan, group practical application and individual evaluation report

Investigation:
Written investigation and reflection on a contemporary issues related to child development in the community