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Title: PSYC 229-01, Developmental Psychology: Infancy and Childhood, Fall 2006
Authors: Walton, Marsha D.
Keywords: Psychology, Department of;Syllabus;Curriculum;Academic departments;Text;2006 Fall
Issue Date: 29-Aug-2006
Publisher: Memphis, Tenn. : Rhodes College
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Abstract: Knowledge Objectives: You will be expected to become familiar with current theoretical issues and with research data concerning the development of infants and children. These will be applied to practical problems of child welfare. We will critically examine the potential for scientific theory and research to contribute to our efforts to create social and physical environments that facilitate human development. Basic knowledge about the concepts and vocabulary used in this discipline will be tested. Personal Values/Commitment/Application Objectives: It is my hope that this course will make us all more aware of the needs of children. I want you to leave the course with a recognition that we must all take responsibility for the welfare of the next generation, and with a sense of hopefulness and a belief that your efforts can make an important contribution. This course objective will be met as students apply course material to critical problem solving in areas of concern for the world’s children. Experiences in psychology 229 should help you examine your personal commitment to contributing to the developmental opportunities and wellbeing of children. Student Skills Objectives: The assignments and the use of class time in this course focus on exercising and improving a set of skills used by professionals in developmental psychology and in many other related fields. Most notably, these will include: 􀂋 observation skills: the ability to use the vocabulary and conceptual frameworks of the discipline to describe child behavior and the contexts in which children interact. 􀂋 application skills: the ability to evaluate empirical evidence and assess its relevance to theoretical and applied problems. 􀂋 professional communication and collaboration skills: • the ability to collaborate with others to synthesize and evaluate research findings and to communicate those in clear and engaging presentations. • the ability to contribute to conversations (in-person, and on-line) that encourage the thoughtful expression of different points of view and that deepen our mutual understanding of the material we cover.
Description: This syllabus was submitted to the Office of Academic Affairs by the course instructor.
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