Contemporary child

Aims of the module:

  • To foster a detailed and critically reasoned understanding of the relationship between the state and the family through comparison of various models.
  • To foster student understanding of the dimensions of the nurturing environment and its impact on the health, welfare and development of children and implications of this understanding for professional practice.

Growing Child

Aims of the Module:

  • To foster student achievement of reasoned conclusions on the value and application of theories of family care and define strategies for translating these into practice.
  • To enable the student to analyse critically the role of multidisciplinary and multi-agency working together in serving the best interests of child and family.
  • To enable the student to integrate ideas of vulnerability in childhood into work promoting the health, welfare and development of children.

Learning Child

Aims of the Module:

  • To enable to student to gain a reasoned understanding of the Educational Entitlement of young children and its implementation.
  • To facilitate the student in critically appraising the concepts of how to implement the education aims of early childhood and factors influencing this implementation.
  • To critically evaluate the role of various factors, agencies and alternative methods of learning / education on the education of a pupil.
  • Critically evaluate research methods used in ‘child education’ within the United Kingdom.