Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject we examine child development from a cognitive, physical, emotional, moral, social and psychological perspective in the context of classroom practice and intervention in a changing world. We study the history and theories of child development, physical and motor development, perceptual development, personality, attachment and attachment behaviour, the self, social competence and identity, gender and family.

FacultyFaculty of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSteven Stolz

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Only available to students enrolled in the following courses: EBTP - Bachelor of Teaching (Primary), EBTS - Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary), EBOCE - Bachelor of Outreach and Community Education, EBTOCE - Bachelor of Teaching (Outreach and Community Education), AZAAE - Bachelor of Arts/Arts Education, SZSSE - Bachelor of Science/Science Education


Incompatible subjects EDU1CCT

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsEducational Psychology (4th Edition)PrescribedDuchesne.S, McMaugh A,Bochner S,Krause KCENGAGE 2013
ReadingsAustralian Professional Standards for TeachersRecommendedAustralian Institute for Teaching and School LeadershipAITSL.EDU.AU
ReadingsChildhoodRecommendedHoffnung, M., Hoffnung, R.J., Seifert, K.L., Burton Smith, R., Hine, A. (2010)WILEY
ReadingsVictorian Institute of Teaching

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSteven Stolz

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%
Chapter summaries (1,500-word equivalent)40
One 2,500-word case study analysis60