Child development

By Dr.S.Prakash   |   Thiagarajar College of Preceptors,Madurai - 625009
Learners enrolled: 10887
This course deals with an introduction to concept, issues and theories of human development. The course also explains briefly about the Birth and Infancy, The pre-school child and the elementary school child. It also highlights on the concept of special children – gifted, slow learners, under achievers, emotionally disturbed, culturally and socially disadvantaged children.
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 8 weeks
Category :
  • Teacher Education
Credit Points : 2
Level : Undergraduate
Start Date : 13 Jul 2022
End Date : 04 Sep 2022
Enrollment Ends : 15 Sep 2022
Exam Date :

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Course layout

Week -I

1 Theories of Human Development
2 Development and developmental principles
3 The Influence of Heredity and Environment on Development

Week - II

4 Methods Adopted for Developmental Study
5 Concept of Socialisation
6 Theories of Erikson, Piaget & Kohlberg

Week - III

7 Significant Development Periods in the Human Life Span
8 Importance of conception, prenatal development and birth
9 Physical and mental development of infants

Week - IV

10 Emotions in Infancy
11 The Infant in the Family and Implications For Personality Development
12 Physical growth and motor development intellectual development

Week - V

13 Development of Personality with Special Reference to Identification and Child Rearing Techniques
14 Gender Stereotyping, Morality
15 Play Patterns of Preschool Children
16 The child 6 to 12 years - General overview

Week - VI

17 Physical growth and development
18 The developing mind intelligence
19 Language and thought
20 Social World of the child

Week - VII

21 Moral attitudes and Behaviour
22 Development of 'self- identity’ ’self-concept’  ‘gender roles’
23 Play, interests and activities of the elementary school child
24 The concept of special children - talented, creative, gifted children

Week - VIII

25 Slow learners and under achievers
26 Emotionally disturbed children
27 Culturally and socially disadvantaged children

Books and references

1. Concepts and Theories of Human Development by Richard M. Lerner

2. Theory and issues in human development by Linda J. Roberts

3. An Overview of Human Development Issues by David S. Walonick

4. Theories of Human development by Malcolm W. Watson

5. Physical Development in Children: Guide to Your Growing Grade-Schooler Ageby-age guide to physical milestones in school-age kids By Katherine Lee.

6. The Truth about Developmental Milestones by Lawrence Kutner, Ph.D.

7. Physical development in babies and children by Kidspot team.

8. Early childhood moral development by Angela Oswalt, MSW.

9. The Development of Children Ages 6 to 14 by Jacquelynne S. Eccles.

10. Developmental milestones: Your 6-year-old child by Joyce Destefanis.

Instructor bio


Thiagarajar College of Preceptors,Madurai - 625009

Dr.S.Prakash is working as Principal at Thiagarajar College of Preceptors (Aided),Madurai. He served as a Principal, Assistant Professor of Education & Physical Science in TVS Teacher Training Academy, Madurai for four years , as Assistant Professor of Physical Science at Peniel Rural College of Education, Natham, Dindigul district for six years.He has obtained Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry at American college, Madurai and Master’s degree in Chemistry at Madura college, Madurai. He completed his B.Ed., M.Ed.,M.Phil. degrees in Education from Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai and his Doctorate degree in Education from M.S University,Tirunelveli. He has 13 years of teaching experience in Colleges of Education.He has published eleven books, edited 19 chapters in 16 books and published 48 research articles in both National and International Journals. He has participated in several International, National, State level Seminars and presented 20 papers. He is an approved senior member of International Society for Research and Devolopment (ISRD), London. He has prepared 22 e-content materials and served as Course Coordinator for three courses on SWAYAM portal offered by MHRD, Government of India.  He has acted as resource person, Education in TET seminars conducted by Dinamalar daily all over Tamilnadu. He has visited countries like Singapore & Srilanka and studied their higher educational systems. His areas of interest are Science Education, Guidance & Counselling and Educational Psychology.

Course certificate

30% for in course Assessment & 70% of end term Proctored Exam

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