Demonstrate an understanding of current and historical theoretical and methodological approaches to human development studies and how these affect the way this knowledge base is interpreted.

HUMAN GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT

Learning Outcomes – Knowledge and understanding:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of current and historical theoretical and methodological approaches to human development studies and how these affect the way this knowledge base is interpreted.
2. Demonstrate a systematic understanding of the relevance of developmental psychology to interventions used in social work practice.
3. Demonstrate a conceptual understanding of the relationship between structural and cultural factors and significance of life events for children, adolescents, adults and older people and their families.

Learning Outcomes – Skills and attributes:

4. Demonstrate intellectual curiosity in relation to different research that provides perspectives on human development.
5. Demonstrate inquiry-based learning that examines research processes and problems. 6. Demonstrate skills in observations, analysis and presentation of theories, to explain human development.

Assignment Task 1: A coursework involving the development of a conference poster(A4 size) based on an observation of child

Select and watch the video recording and use this as the basis of your child observation and developing a conference poster.

Also, you are expected to select and apply an appropriate child observation technique (for example: Written/Narrative/Free Description; Time Sampling; and /or Event Sampling) to record your data/findings from the observation of a child/children in the video.

You are expected to evaluate your observation findings against at least two developmental norms/milestones and at least two child development theories /perspectives.

Ideally, the basic structure of your conference poster presentation should include headings such as:
a) Record of observations – a factual record of exactly what happened during the observation and the time it happened within the video with focus on what the child does in relation to your aims and objectives. It should always be written in the present tense regardless of which technique or method you use.

b) Conclusion – summing up of what recorded in the description and in relation to your stated objective

c) Evaluation/Interpretation of findings – should compare the evidence of your observation with at least two developmental norms/milestones and at least two child development theories /perspectives (refer to module learning outcomes)

d) Recommendation – should reinforce your evaluation as well as endorse the aims and objectives while taking into consideration the evidence of the observation and the conclusion.

e) Personal learning – should identify and critically reflect on what you have gained and learned from carrying out this work. Should also include developing your own understanding of child development, a conceptual understanding of the relationship between structural and cultural factors and significance of life events for children, and an evaluation of the method of observation that was used: was it effective, and if not why? (refer to module learning outcomes)

f) Bibliography/References – use recommended referencing(APA) system by the University.

Reference should be on a separate slide

Assignment Task 2: Conference poster presentation

a) This assessment task involves individual poster presentations

b) Individual presentation is expected to last for 15 minutes

c) Individual presentation will be audio recorded for moderation, feedback and quality assurance purposes. Presenters are therefore advised to clearly state their names at the start of the poster presentation.

d) Please do refer to the ‘Marking Criteria and Feedback Form’ (available at the assignment page on canvas) to familiarise yourself with the various descriptors and key elements of grading criteria as well as the learning outcomes for the assessment task
Link to video  https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6wo4p8