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Fundamentals of Childhood and Youth Studies Course


Fundamentals of Childhood and Youth Studies
Fundamentals of Childhood and Youth Studies

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Course Description

This free online course was developed in response to the emerging importance of children and youth in international development policy. The course will give the learner a comprehensive understanding and knowledge of development from the early years right through to adolescence. The course will deal with questions such as: What makes young people tick? What shapes and influences a child's development? How can the adults who work with children support them more effectively? After completion of the course, learners will be familiar with the major theories on the development of children. This course will be of great interest to professionals already in health, care or development professions, to learners who are planning a career that centres on youth, and will also be beneficial to parents, carers, and learners who are interested in studying issues related to children and adolescents.

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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

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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 259 votes
Course Title: Fundamentals of Childhood and Youth Studies
Course #: 372
Course Publisher: OpenLearn
Course Category: 13
Content Origin:
Course Description: This free online course was developed in response to the emerging importance of children and youth in international development policy. The course will give the learner a comprehensive understanding and knowledge of development from the early years right through to adolescence. The course will deal with questions such as: What makes young people tick? What shapes and influences a child's development? How can the adults who work with children support them more effectively? After completion of the course, learners will be familiar with the major theories on the development of children. This course will be of great interest to professionals already in health, care or development professions, to learners who are planning a career that centres on youth, and will also be beneficial to parents, carers, and learners who are interested in studying issues related to children and adolescents.
License: This course is available from OpenLearn through the following Creative Commons licence:
Creative Commons License
Release Date: 11 February 2013
Content  
Course Duration (Avg Learner): 3-4 Hours
Video/Audio: Medium
Audio Only: Medium
Animation: None
Assessments: Yes
Education Level
Age appropriateness: 18+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level:
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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  • Zacque Khan
    Zacque Khan Canada In my opinion, this course gave me more better tools to interact and understand the young ones. After taking this course, I realized that even at my age, which is 53, I can still develop my cognitive skill and utilize in my every day living. 2016-05-14 09:05:14
  • Jerry Jr Bejar
    Jerry Jr Bejar Philippines Pretty interesting and a much needed course for all parents, guardians or teachers out there. 2016-05-11 01:05:25
  • Kyla Langley
    Kyla Langley Canada Excellent. 2016-04-20 05:04:36
  • Antionette Ancrum
    Antionette Ancrum [[ZZ]] I found this course to be very educational and fun. 2016-04-15 15:04:43
  • Abbie Southwell
    Abbie Southwell United Kingdom Fully enjoyed the course and learnt alot. 2016-04-10 21:04:41
  • Ciara Weeks
    Ciara Weeks United States of America The courses are very helpful and informative 2015-09-23 01:09:49
  • Judith Slater
    Judith Slater United Kingdom I really enjoyed this course... 2015-09-18 19:09:13
  • Sonia Tudor
    Sonia Tudor United Kingdom Good sound knowledge base for an unqualified person going to work with young people 2015-08-05 19:08:36
  • Samantha Niesen
    Samantha Niesen United States of America This course gave me an opportunity for training on my own. It also helped me to have a different view on my own teaching in my classroom. 2015-07-15 20:07:18
  • Amber Ricks
    Amber Ricks United States of America Very informative course. 2015-06-21 03:06:20
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