1. Stimulate the progressive construction of a theoretical position that will guide future educational practice;
2. Encourage the construction of an attitude of observation, research and reflection on the many issues related to child development;
3. Contribute to the development of strategies for self-reporting and self-learning, focusing on achievement of autonomy in the learning process;
1. Understand what characterizes child development on a cognitive, motor, emotional, social and moral level.
2. Relate knowledge about child development with child behavior;
3. Identify the factors involved in child development and the way they express their influence;
4. Analyze the various theories on child development;
5. Acquire instrumental skills necessary for the observation and analysis of child development,
6. Develop skills on self-education and research habits.
1. Conceptual framework of child development. History and Methods of Developmental Psychology
2. Factors responsible for development and their interaction: Heredity and environmental influences on development.
3. Prenatal development, birth and new-born
4. Theories on Human Development
5. Psycho-motor Development
6. Language Development
7. Pre-Representation of Mathematical Logic
8. Affectivity and Social Interaction
9. Moral Development.
This curricular unit combines theoretical and practical classes.
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