This Course Is About
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.
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.