Fall 2020 - PSYC 250 J100
Introduction to Developmental Psychology (3)
Class Number: 3875
Delivery Method: In Person
Considers the psychological and physical aspects of human development from conception through middle childhood. Topics include social, emotional, language, cognitive, perceptual and physical development.
In this course we will examine core topics such as physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development. Other topics will include attachment, identity, and family issues.
The course design is synchronous remote 'flipped classroom.' This means that lectures will be recorded and available online. During regularly scheduled classes students are expected to participate in a 'live lecture.' During this time students will have the opportunity to ask questions about lecture material, participate in discussion questions, debrief assignments, and engage with other students. These live lectures are approximately 60 to 120 minutes long.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
- Understand the general developmental trajectory of infants and children
- Gain a practical understanding of pregnancy, birth, and the implications of caregiving
- Increase understanding of how developmental research is conducted
- Engage in critical thinking via the consideration of alternative perspectives
- To draw connections among one's own childhood experiences, the experiences of others, and the latest empirical findings
- Exam 1 20%
- Exam 2 20%
- Exam 3 20%
- Assignments 30%
- Weekly Discussions 10%
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
Textbook: Shaffer, D.R., Kipp, K., Wood, E., Willouhgby, T., Roberts, K.P., Gottaro, A., Krettenaur, T.K., Lee, J., & Newton, N. (2020). Developmental Psychology: Infancy and Childhood. (Canadian 5th ed.). Toronto: Nelson.
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TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2020
Teaching at SFU in fall 2020 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (firstname.lastname@example.org or 778-782-3112).