2118 Child Development

Course Description

Introduction to early childhood services and their effects, the environment of the child, growth development (physical, biological mentally), emotional development, social development and Intellectual development, the role of the play in the child development.

Learning Objective

  • The overall objectives are that when you have completed the course, the learner should be able to:
  • 1. State the meaning of psychology;
  • 2. Explain the relevance of the study of psychology of childhood and adolescent for a teacher-trainee;
  • 3. Outline the methods you can select when studying children’s different problems;
  • 4. Define the following basic concepts in child development: maturation, learning, development, perception, and motivation; 5. Outline the biological and environmental bases of human development; 6. Describe the trend of the changes that occur in the following facets of human development: (a) Motor development (b) Cognitive development (c) Language development (d) Psychosocial development (e) Moral development 7. Examine the importance of physical and motor development to other facets of child development; 8. Outline the specific changes in growth and development during the following stages of child development: (a) Pre-natal (b) Infancy (c) Early childhood (d) Middle childhood (e) Adolescence,and 10. Examine the educational significance of the changes and challenges the child undergoes in each of stages



Books for this Course

  • Child Development, Daniel M.Kiminyo, 2nd edition

Times Offered

  • September
  • January