Introduction to Child Psychology

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Have you ever wondered why some children settle into nursery more easily than others? Why can some children cope better with change? What can cause children to feel happier at shcool? This workshop will explore these questions by looking at aspects of childrens' development, including their self-esteem, attachments and thinking.

START DATE AND TIME:
Sat, 25th February 2017
1100 - 1600
DURATION:
1 Day
Code:
CL040
Full fee:
£38
Concessionary fee:*
£32

TUTOR:

Michele Ponting

Address

TBC

Have you ever wondered why some children settle into nursery more easily than others? Why can some children cope better with change? What can cause children to feel happier at shcool? This workshop will explore these questions by looking at aspects of childrens' development, including their self-esteem, attachments and thinking.

COURSE AIMS/OBJECTIVES

  • Consider how secure attachments between infants and carers are linked to good social and emotional development and high self- esteem.
  • The different views regarding the effects of day care.
  • Explore the way childrens cognitive development and self- esteem can be supported through play.

  • COURSE CONTENT

    The content includes, an overview of theories of attachment between infants and carers; an introduction to cognitive development and how children’s children’s cognitive development and self- esteem can be supported through play.


    TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS

    • Class exercises.
    • Small group and whole class discussion.


    COURSE LEVEL/ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

    Suitable for any students interested in psychology and with a particular interest in sharing their experience and ideas with others. Everyone is welcome.


    HOW PROGRESS IS CHECKED DURING COURSE

    The tutor will provide informal feedback throughout the course.


    EXTRA STUDY OR PRACTICE REQUIRED AT HOME

    Not applicable.


    MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED TO BRING TO THE COURSE

    Just a pen and notebook.


    WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

    This is a course designed to offer an introduction to psychology. Other health-related courses available in the 2016/17 curriculum include:
    Pre- Access for Health and Social Care Professionals.
    Access to Social Science.
    Access to Health Studies and Social Care.
    Mentoring Level 1 (NCFE).
    Counselling Skills Levels 1 and 2.

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