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Diploma in Children's Studies


Diploma in Children's Studies
Diploma in Children's Studies

Learn about development, psychological, familial and sociological aspects of children’s studies through ALISON’s child care course.


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Course Description

Children from birth to the age of 18 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.

ALISON's 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 well-being 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 well-being, 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 parents, or those who want to relate, support, encourage and understand their children better.

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 purchase your Diploma certificate will then appear under the My Certificates heading of your My Account page.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

On completion of this course you will be familiar with the major theoretical perspectives and theories of development of children and youth. You 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 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 well-being.

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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 1232 votes
Course Title: Diploma in Children's Studies
Course #: 374
Course Publisher: OpenLearn
Course Category: 25
Content Origin:
Course Description: Children from birth to the age of 18 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.

ALISON's 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 well-being 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 well-being, 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 parents, 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:
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: No
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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  • Mark John Greenhalgh
    Mark John Greenhalgh United Kingdom This is an excellent course, which is pitched at the right level for me. I was challenged by the content and found the assessments set at an appropriate standard. I enjoyed this course and have already signed up for other courses to help give me a head start in my new career. I am recommending ALISON to other people. 2016-04-16 15:04:20
  • Anthony Wilson
    Anthony Wilson United Kingdom I found this course very challenging but useful. It has helped me to understand (in depth) a lot of aspects of my role. 2016-03-10 14:03:13
  • Cristina Ionita
    Cristina Ionita Romania It is a very interesting course for anyone who wants to get more theoretical information.Thanks. 2016-03-10 09:03:10
  • MOJOLA AJAYI
    MOJOLA AJAYI Nigeria Children are a rare gift, A child needs to be moulded right in every aspect and facet of life for a well rounded and grounded child cum adult ( psychologically, socially, mentally). I believe Diploma in Chidren Studies provides me an opportunity to understand a child, and be well equipped in moulding them right. 2016-02-02 10:02:17
  • lamin samura
    lamin samura Sierra Leone I like this course so much 2015-12-08 16:12:22
  • Kathryn Fines
    Kathryn Fines United Kingdom An excellent course you can study very much at your own pace. Diverse and informative. The printable reading material is great. 2015-10-28 12:10:43
  • Madju Kinona
    Madju Kinona United Kingdom I really enjoyed the course I have learned a lot 2015-10-26 14:10:59
  • Victoria Kgomotso Mokgothu
    Victoria Kgomotso Mokgothu South Africa I value this course because it gives me an opportunity to learn more about children or children's needs. 2015-10-20 14:10:25
  • MOJOLA AJAYI
    MOJOLA AJAYI Nigeria Teaching or caring for a child is a dynamic process which involves new methods. I believe taking this course will provide me with certain informations in being an excellent Child care provider. 2015-10-20 10:10:08
  • Merlynda Muraji
    Merlynda Muraji United Kingdom It was nice it was i quite like it, it really helped me to build my knowledge in this subject. 2015-10-16 00:10:54
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