Fall 2019 - PSYC 354 D100

Development of Children's Thinking (3)

Class Number: 10122

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
    EDB 7618, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    PSYC 201 and 250.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Examines research and theory concerning the origins and development of cognition in humans. Traces the development of language and children's thinking about the physical and social world from birth to adulthood, with a focus on infancy and childhood.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course will be co-taught by Dr.'s Broesch & Carpendale, with each professor teaching 50% of the course.

This course covers research and theory concerning the origins and development of human forms of thinking.  In particular, the course traces the development of children’s thinking about the physical and social world, as well as language development and moral development, with a focus on infancy and childhood.  These topics concern the development of knowledge and therefore theoretical and philosophical assumptions will critically evaluated.

Grading

  • Mid-term exam (short answer): 30%
  • Final exam (short answer): 35%
  • Tutorial: 10%
  • Paper: 25%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Carpendale, Lewis, & Muller (2018). The development of children's thinking: Its social and communicative foundations. Sage.

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