Spring 2021 - PSYC 354 D100
Development of Children's Thinking (3)
Class Number: 2024
Delivery Method: In Person
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.
The lectures will be recorded and available during the semester (asynchronous). Office hours will be synchronous and will be scheduled during the semester, or through appointments.
The exams will be synchronous (i.e., exams are timed and are the same time for the entire class), and are scheduled for week 6 and week 13 at 2:30 pm to 4:20 pm. The exams will be on canvas. Students must have a computer and reliable and adequate internet connectivity at that those times.
The tutorials will be synchronous and will be conducted with Zoom. Students require a computer with reliable and adequate internet connectivity with a webcam and microphone so that they can participate during the times scheduled for the tutorial section they are enrolled in. The tutorials begin in the first week of the semester. There will be no tutorials during the weeks that the exams are scheduled.
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.
- Mid-term exam (multiple choice): 30%
- Final exam (multiple choice): 35%
- Tutorial: 10%
- Paper: 25%
Carpendale, J. I. M., Lewis, C., & Müller, U., (2018). The development of children’s thinking: Its social and communicative foundations. Sage Publications.
An electronic version of the textbook is available.
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TEACHING AT SFU IN SPRING 2021
Teaching at SFU in spring 2021 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 (email@example.com or 778-782-3112).