Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Business and Social Sciences Division
CHLD 2CHILD GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT II: MIDDLE CHILDHOOD THROUGH ADOLESCENCEWinter 2014
4 hours lecture.4 Units

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 48 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 
 Lecture Hours: 4 Lab Hours: Lecture/Lab:
 Note: If Lab hours are specified, see item 10. Lab Content below.

Repeatability -
Statement: Not Repeatable.

Status -
 Course Status: ActiveGrading: Letter Grade Only
 Degree Status: ApplicableCredit Status: Credit
 Degree or Certificate Requirement: AA Degree,   Certificate of Achievement,   Foothill GE
 GE Status: Social & Behavioral Sciences

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: BothValidation: Fall 2011; 10/22/13

1. Description -
Development of the child from middle childhood through adolescence. This introductory course examines the major physical, psychosocial, and cognitive/language developmental milestones for children, both typical and atypical, from middle childhood through adolescence. Emphasis on interactions between maturational processes and environmental factors. While studying developmental theory and investigative research methodologies, students will observe children, evaluate individual differences and analyze characteristics of development at various stages.
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: None

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. Examine the discipline of middle childhood development and adolescent development through examination of the historical and cultural foundations.
  2. Evaluate and analyze the major theories and research which surround middle childhood development and adolescent development and recognize the implications on current practice in the field.
  3. Apply developmental theory to child observations, surveys, and/or interviews using investigative research methodologies.
  4. Identify and describe major developmental milestones for children typical and atypical, from middle childhood through adolescence in the areas of physical, psychosocial, cognitive, and language development.
  5. Analyze and reflect on one's own behavior, personality and values through the study of middle childhood and adolescence.
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
None

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Examine the discipline of middle childhood development and adolescent development through examination of the historical and cultural foundations. (Lec)
    1. Focus on historical concepts related to development of children in middle childhood and adolescence
    2. The changing view of middle childhood and adolescence in society and how that view impacts practice and policy
    3. Non-western cultures and alternative perspectives
    4. The characteristics of culture and the implications for learning and development in middle childhood and adolescence
    5. Nature versus nurture and continuity versus non-continuity
    6. Biological and environmental factors that influence children's development middle childhood -adolescence
  2. Evaluate and analyze the major theories and research which surround middle childhood development and adolescent development and recognize the implications on current practice in the field. (Lec)
    1. Major theorists whose work has contributed to our understanding of middle childhood and adolescence today
    2. Prevailing theories on child development and how these theories inform current theory and practice
      1. Social-political context of pre-existing theory and analysis of its relevance to children today
      2. Recognize the impacts of family dynamics, culture, ethnicity and socioeconomic status on the developing child.
  3. Apply developmental theory to child observations, surveys, and/or interviews using investigative research methodologies (Lec)
    1. Developing skills in naturalistic observation, interviews and surveys when working with children in middle childhood and adolescence
    2. Analysis of data and relevance of ethics, bias, confidentiality and validity of research
  4. Identify and describe major developmental milestones for children typical and atypical, from middle childhood through adolescence in the areas of physical, psychosocial, cognitive, and language development. (Lec)
    1. Basic aspects of physical, cognitive, social and emotional growth during middle childhood and understanding the interplay between these domains at this stage
    2. Basic aspects of physical, cognitive, social, emotional and language growth of the adolescent and understanding the interplay between these domains at this stage
    3. Identify risk factors, care and education for different developmental levels
    4. Gender roles; childhood and adolescent sexuality
    5. Bilingual development and theories of language learning and bilingualism
  5. Analyze and reflect on one's own behavior, personality and values through the study of middle childhood and adolescence.
    1. Links between early development, middle childhood development and adolescence
      1. Attachment
      2. Brain development
      3. Parenting
    2. Identification and assessment of impacts and influences to one's own development
    3. The influence of one's own development when working with middle age children and adolescents
    4. Recognize the role of caregiver when working with children
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
 
6. Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Participation in class activities, class discussion, small group and partner work
  2. In class writing with guided self-reflections
  3. Child observation reports and summaries
  4. Adult interviews and summaries
  5. Reaction papers on special topics
  6. Exams
  7. Online discussions and responses
7. Representative Text(s) -
Berger, Kathleen.The Developing Person: Childhood Through Adolescence. 9th Edition, New York: Worth Publishers, 2011.
Marotz, Lynn R. and Allen, K. Eileen. Developmental Profiles: Pre-Birth Through Adolescence. 7th Edition, New York, Cengage Learning, 2012.
Santrock, John. Children.12th Edition, New York; McGraw-Hill, 2013.

8. Disciplines -
Child Development
 
9. Method of Instruction -
  1. Lecture
  2. Cooperative learning exercises
  3. Oral presentations
  4. Electronic discussions/chat
  5. In class discussion
  6. Video viewing
  7. Online reading and response
 
10. Lab Content -
Not applicable.
 
11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.
 
12. Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
  1. Reading and study of the text.
  2. Reading and written response to observations, test questions, assignments, relevant articles, online reading material and online discussions.
  3. Reaction writing assignments to guest speakers, video viewings, and experiences such as research projects and field trips.
  4. Research, planning and written evaluation of individual or group creative projects.
13. Need/Justification -
This course is a required Core course for the A.A. degree in Child Development. This course is required by California Community Care Licensing Title 22 for early care and education professionals to work in the field. This course is one of 8 lower division courses endorsed by Academic Senate of California Community Colleges as the basis for Early Childhood Education/Child Development certificate and degree programs.


Course status: Active
Last updated: 2014-03-11 14:53:50


Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines