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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.


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Diploma in Children's Studies 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 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 949 reviews
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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  • Renuwattie Bhim
    Renuwattie Bhim United States of America To devote time and attention to acquiring knowledge to all children. An integrated course of study about children,teaching more Math & English. 2015-07-15 20:07:05
  • zian nah
    zian nah Cameroon Environment influences children learning 2015-07-15 06:07:57
  • Michelle Torpy
    Michelle Torpy United States of America This course was very in lighting and learned a lot in taking this course. Taking this course is putting me closer to my goal and dream of getting a degree in Social services in the future. :):):) 2015-06-22 05:06:23
  • Kokas Okodel
    Kokas Okodel [[EU]] Diploma in Children's Studies will consolidate my ability in working with children as a parent, a teacher and counselor. 2015-04-29 14:04:58
  • Kokas Okodel
    Kokas Okodel [[EU]] Diploma in children's studies will equip me with knowledge and skills of managing children at all their stages of growth and development. It is therefore necessary to study it. 2015-04-29 14:04:45
  • Kokas Okodel
    Kokas Okodel [[EU]] With the growing population of children world wide to today, there is really great need to acquire knowledge and skills on how to support and protect children in their process of growth and development. I feel this Diploma course will equip me with knowledge and skills that may be used to support children in their growth and development. 2015-04-29 14:04:26
  • Patrick Wachira
    Patrick Wachira Kenya In the whole, the course was very enriching. Watching video clips and listening to audio clips really helped to put this into real context and provided me with a glimpse of case management in the context of UK. Quite a lot to learn and compare notes. Course modules are well connected. Alison has provided me with unique online learning in an area that I am very passionate about. I am looking on ways to advance my studies in this course. 2015-03-30 20:03:04
  • Jose Mariano Galvez
    Jose Mariano Galvez United States of America Very interesting material! Thanks! 2015-03-14 18:03:54
  • Wanna Adr
    Wanna Adr United Kingdom Great insight! 2015-01-30 02:01:17
  • Sakshi Toraskar
    Sakshi Toraskar Qatar It is a very nice course which makes us understand how social and emotional surroundings can effect a childs behaviour, how children grow differently in different environments, how much family matters in a childs life for a good future, how important is parents role in upbringing the child. It was a great help for me after reading and going through all the Modules of this course i am very thankful to Alison.com. 2015-01-17 11:01:33
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