PC5055 - Development Across the Lifespan (2022/23)
|Module specification||Module approved to run in 2022/23|
|Module title||Development Across the Lifespan|
|Module level||Intermediate (05)|
|Credit rating for module||15|
|School||School of Social Sciences and Professions|
|Total study hours||150|
|Running in 2022/23(Please note that module timeslots are subject to change)||
This module focuses on how human behaviour changes across the lifespan, emphasising changes in thinking and cognition during childhood and beyond. Development across the lifespan will consider historical context, research across the world and emphasise the importance of cross-cultural research in developing universal theories of child development.
Prior learning requirements
An introductory Psychology module
An example of the types of topics that will be covered in this module are: the exciting and creative research methods that are used with young children, what young babies know, how and when our understanding of other people’s mind develops and how our memory develops. There is likely to be some coverage of changes in ageing populations.
Balance of independent study and scheduled teaching activity
Students will gain core knowledge and understanding of the topics through lectures, but deeper understanding, evaluation and skill development will be promoted through directed study of recommended reading material, seminars, and online resources.
On successful completion of this module students will be able to:
1. Describe and explain key aspects of human development
2. Describe, explain and analyse the research evidence that supports/contradicts our understanding of human development
3. Review and evaluate the research evidence associated with various aspects of human development, emphasising the importance of cross-cultural research and the principle of inclusion
There will be two summative assessments. Formative feedback will be available throughout the module. For example, there will be regular automated responses to formative multiple-choice questions and discussion of the answers in class. In addition, small-group activities will provide the opportunity for peer and instructor feedback.