Human Growth and Development     
 Instructor: Barbara Khirallah
Department of Education
Summer 2013

What This Course Is About

This course is designed to explore the physical, mental, psychosocial, and moral growth of children from infancy through early adolescence. Students will investigate major theories of development, with emphasis on the work of Jean Piaget, Erik Erikson, Lawrence Kohlberg, and Lev Vygotsky. Children themselves are the primary texts for the course, and interacting with the "primary texts" will be an essential component of the course work.   A research study project will guide students in their consideration of critical issues of child development. In addition, students will be collectively and individually responsible for participating in a series of formative tasks that together assist the student in developing an understanding of child growth and development.


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