This unit explores the complex factors that influence children and young people’s development and the implications for educators. Students develop their understanding through an examination of human development theories within a contemporary appreciation for interconnected individual, community and global influences for sustaining development and personal and planetary wellbeing. Through critique of frameworks for describing human development students consider how these have influenced, or are likely to influence, educational practices. Students are introduced to key approaches for fostering children and young people’s development and are supported to develop their capacity to use theory to examine contemporary educational issues as well as in their own education practices.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
An up-to-date reading list will be provided via the VU Collaborate system.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):