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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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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!

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; - 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 Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 905 reviews
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: Post-Secondary
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: No
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    Jose Mariano Galvez United States of America Very interesting material! Thanks! 2015-03-14 18:03:54
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    Wanna Adr United Kingdom Great insight! 2015-01-30 02:01:17
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    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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    Farhat Mohammed United Kingdom i really love the course its what ive always wanted to do for my life is to be a nursery assistant or be a nursery nurse so its really helpful with the whole course . ive understood alot of things which i never knew before 2015-01-13 21:01:19
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    Angela Malabwa Russian Federation This course give an indepth knowledge of how to deal with children, old people and the vulnerable. Social workers or Social care providers need skills and knowledge in which to deal with clients that need help. 2014-12-31 10:12:34
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    Raphael Minter Darkwah Ghana I am enlightened as the topics and modules really add something important to our in-depth knowledge 2014-12-27 08:12:56
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