Course Description

Course Name

Studying Young Children

Session: VLNS3421

Hours & Credits

20 UK Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


Assessment: formative portfolio entries on ethics and observational study (1100 words), summative portfolio with formative peer review (2400 words) [all elements are required and the summative element must be passed]
Skill in observing young children is a key element in developing an understanding of their growth, development and learning. This module is designed to offer the opportunity at the beginning of the programme for students to develop confidence and strength in their knowledge of young children, through study within the university and observations in settings for young children. It aims to promote a respect for all young children, knowledge of their competences and interests, and understanding of their behaviour as individuals, in groups and as part of an institutional setting.

*Course content subject to change