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Fundamentals of Childhood and Youth Studies


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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Module Title
Module 1: Exploring Children's Learning
Module 2: The Role of Play in Children's Learning
Module 3: What Do We Mean By Family?
Module 4: Involving the Family in Supporting Pupil's Literacy Learning
Module 5: Parenting and Toddlers - Teaching and Learning at Home
Module 6: Children's Rights and Participation
Module 7: Young People's Wellbeing - Working with Young People
Module 8: Childhood and Youth Studies Assessment

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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 204 reviews
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: Post-Secondary
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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    Melanie Vaughan United Kingdom Brilliant Course. Recommended. 2015-05-12 19:05:07
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    Joanne Forde United Kingdom This course was very informative and holistic. Thank you 2015-04-28 20:04:23
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    Utodi Ihekweazu Nigeria Very informative course. 2015-04-03 11:04:58
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    John Favors Japan I recommend this course to anyone serious about childhood and youth wellbeing. 2015-03-09 15:03:00
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    Lisa Goodpaster United States of America After reading through the theories and learning outcomes of each module/unit, I am intrigued and eager to begin. 2015-01-06 06:01:33
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    Naomi Stephensen Australia I really enjoyed this course 2014-11-30 23:11:05
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    Naomi Stephensen Australia The fundamental of Childhood and Youth Studies Course and the modules were hard and Education for me . 2014-11-30 23:11:14
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    Naomi Stephensen Australia It was hard doing the modules , but I got through it . 2014-11-30 23:11:30
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    Tammy Klifman United States of America information was good, learned some new information about youth studies 2014-11-19 22:11:01
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    Tammy Klifman United States of America interesting facts and information dealing with the developement of young people 2014-11-19 22:11:18
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