Diploma in Children's Studies
Children from birth to the age of eighteen are now considered academically to represent a distinct sociological and cultural class. This means that children are studied as complete individuals in their own right, separate and distinct from adults.
This free online course is multi-disciplinary in nature, covering developmental, psychological, familial and sociological aspects of children's studies. It begins by reviewing the psychological development of children and how they learn, then looks at the role of the family and the place of the child within modern family structures.
The sociological aspects of children’s studies review how the modern state looks after the wellbeing of its children in a modern society.
ALISON’S Diploma in Children’s Studies will be of great interest to all professionals who work with children or who are responsible for their wellbeing, and to learners who would like a career working with children in the health, social or caring professions.
It will also be of interest to mums and dads, whether they are new parents for the first time, or those who want to relate, support, encourage and understand their children better!
Learn about children's development, the role of families and how children can be protected.
On completion of this course learners will be familiar with the major theoretical perspectives and theories of development of children and youths. Learners should be able to; - Critically evaluate theories of development, - Considered definitions and value of play, - Engage with and review debates about selected key concepts relevant to the study of families and personal relationships, - Identify connections between concepts and the themes they raise for research and for social policy, - Understand models for involving parents and carers in children's literacy acquisition, - Demonstrate how individual, environmental and structural factors can have an impact on parenting, - Discuss how children's early experiences with their parents/caregivers, siblings and peers contribute to the learning of new skills and problem-solving techniques, - Demonstrate your understanding of the importance of negotiating the meaning of care relationships; - Identify ways in which people play the roles of ‘carer’ and ‘receiver of care’, - review the skills needed to be an effective social worker, - examine the range of factors affecting young people’s wellbeing
- Module 1: Exploring Children's Learning
- Module 2: Exploring Children's Learning - Reading Materials
- Module 3: The Role of Play in Children's Learning
- Module 4: The Role of Play in Children's Learning - Reading Materials
- Module 5: Children's Rights and Participation
- Module 6: Children's Rights and Participation - Reading Material
- Module 7: The Developing Child - Assessment
- Module 8: What Do We Mean By Family?
- Module 9: What Do We Mean By Family? - Reading Materials
- Module 10: Parenting and Toddlers - Teaching and Learning at Home
- Module 11: Parenting and Toddlers - Reading Materials
- Module 12: Involving the Family in Supporting Pupil's Literacy Learning
- Module 13: Involving the Family - Reading Materials
- Module 14: Caring - A Family Affair
- Module 15: Caring - A Family Affair - Reading Materials
- Module 16: The Child and Family - Assessment
- Module 17: Introduction to Social Work
- Module 18: Responding to Children's Needs
- Module 19: Young People's Wellbeing - Working with Young People
- Module 20: Young People's Wellbeing - Reading Materials
- Module 21: Components of Good Practice - Knowledge
- Module 22: Components of Good Practice - Social Work Process
- Module 23: Components of Good Practice - Values and Ethics
- Module 24: Components of Good Practice: Social Worker Skills - Using the Senses
- Module 25: Protecting the Child
- Module 26: Protecting the Child - Assessment
- Module 27: Diploma in Children's Studies - End of Course Assessment