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Diploma in Children's Studies


Diploma in Children's Studies

Diploma in Children's Studies

Learn about children's development, the role of families and how children can be protected.


Students: 34,619
Course Description

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.
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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!


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Certification

To qualify for your official ALISON Diploma, Certificate or PDF you must study and complete all modules and score 80% or more in each of the course assessments. A link to your Diploma certificate will then appear under the My Certificates heading of your My Account page.

Learning Outcomes

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;
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- 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
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Module Title
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

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Course Title Diploma in Children's Studies
Course # 374
Course Publisher OpenLearn
Course Category 25
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Course Description 

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!

License  This course is available from OpenLearn through the following Creative Commons licence:
Creative Commons License
Release Date 19 April 2013
   
Content  
Course Duration (Avg Learner) 10-15 Hours
Video/Audio Medium
Audio Only None
Animation Low
Assessments Yes
 
Education Level
Age appropriateness 18+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level Higher High Secondary School
 
Validation Level 5
ALISON Testing Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download No
Parchment Yes
Framed Certification Yes
   
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  • SHERRIE LONG United States of America I have really enjoyed taking the course because their are so much information that i have never came across before which now i have learned something new and different when it comes to the children's this course has made me look deeper into things when it comes to studying and learning about children's different ways and actions within the world they could help us adults along with showing us something along the way down the line of living it never hurts to try. 2014-12-09 20:12:08
  • Laura Elkin Spain excellent course, very informative and a great refreshser 2014-12-07 17:12:51
  • Saady Brahim Morocco i'm glad that alison gives me an other chance to enhance my learning and formation and feel well in my life and career .I thanked all the alison group for their support to me and students like me over the world .I wish a great deal in courses and certifacates for the Alison staff and group Thanks a lot 2014-11-16 21:11:07
  • Geeta Bisht India This is very good course but I want to know more about this course. geeta 2014-11-04 10:11:54
  • Anosike Sylvia Nigeria The importance of children's studies cant be over emphasized, children are the future of any society, and due consideration should e giving to their development and well-being. so the study of this course will help the student to understand the intrinsic of child development in general . 2014-11-01 15:11:13
  • Saima Irum United States of America It was really an informative course. 2014-10-26 00:10:25
  • Raphael Minter Ghana Childrens Studies is a great course and the insights it gives it marvelous. The best part that I really liked and was really touhed was 'Childrens childhood needs to be protected so that it would give them better and effective psychological development. 2014-10-25 20:10:55
  • Aduragbemi Grace Akinkunmi United Kingdom Enjoyed this course, very informative. 2014-10-20 21:10:34
  • Elizabeth Selby United Kingdom The Diploma in Children's studies was a very interesting course. It was extremely long winded but very informative. I would highly recommend it. 2014-10-06 18:10:27
  • laroussi halima Algeria Merci pour ces cours 2014-09-28 00:09:40
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