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Child Psychology

October 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Developmental Psychology – Cognitive Development and Play


Unit Code: PK32CY008
Level: Two
Credit Value: 3
Unit ID: CDM574
Sector: 2.1

Purpose and Aim

They will understand cognitive development in relation to education and play.


Learning Outcomes

The learner will

Assessment Criteria

The learner can

1. Understand cognitive development in childhood.
1.1 Describe theories of cognitive development in childhood with reference to empirical research to include Piaget and Bruner.
2. Understand how cognitive development relates to education.
2.1 Identify the cognitive factors which influence educational performance.
2.2 Describe the application of theories of cognition in childhood to education to include the development of literacy.
2.3 Describe how cognitive psychology has influenced the understanding of educational success and failure.
3. Understand the differences between human and non-human play.
3.1 Compare human and non-human play.
4. Understand psychological theories relating to play.
4.1 Describe psychoanalytic and cognitive theories relating to the functions of play with reference to empirical research.

Assessment Methods:

There are no prescribed assessment methods for this unit. Assessments used should be fit for purpose for the unit and learners, and generate evidence of achievement for all the assessment criteria.

Assessment Information:

There is no specific assessment information to be used with this unit.

If not specifically stated in the assessment information, a plural statement in any assessment criterion means a minimum of two.

Assessor Requirements:

There is no information regarding specific assessor requirements for this unit. Centres should select assessors who are trained in assessment, and who have subject specific competence to assess at this level.

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October 14
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