DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY: COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT

Course Information
TitleΑΝΑΠΤΥΞΙΑΚΗ ΨΥΧΟΛΟΓΙΑ: ΓΝΩΣΤΙΚΗ ΑΝΑΠΤΥΞΗ / DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY: COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT
CodeΥΒ.1.003
FacultyEducation
SchoolEarly Childhood Education
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorZoe Bablekou
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID80003373

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Early Childhood Education (2012-today)

Registered students: 109
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreBackround CourseWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2016 – 2017
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
600060525
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Students are required to develop knowledge of the major theories of developmental psychology, with an emphasis on cognitive development theories, in order for them to be able to interpret children's behavior in the nursery school, at home, in the environment in general. Students are also introduced to cognitive development during the different age periods and are required to approach development using the developmental psychology theories as a tool. The aim it for them to be able to approach the basic developmental parameters of a child's behavior in relation to memory, language, thought, and learning processes.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Introduction to the study of human development. Fundamental questions – research methods in developmental psychology. Behavioral (or learning) theories (Pavlov, Skinner, Bandura). Psychodynamic theories (Freud, Erikson). Piaget’s theory of intellectual development and the NeoPiagetians. Information processing theory (Klahr, Siegler). Sociocultural theories (Bronfenbrenner, Bruner, Vygotsky). Cognitive development in infancy (sensory-motor, cognitive change), interaction with the world. Cognitive development in early childhood (language, memory, though), gender schema formation. Cognitive development in middle childhood (memory, reading, writing, intelligence)
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Audio
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures391.6
Reading Assigment753
Written assigments361.4
Exams
Total1506
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Lightfoot, C., Cole, M. & Cole, S.R., (Επιμ. Ζ. Μπαμπλέκου). Η ανάπτυξη των παιδιών (2014). Εκδόσεις Gutenberg. Αθήνα. [Lightfoot, C., Cole, M. & Cole, S.R., (Ed. in Greek, Z. Bablekou) The development of children (2014). Gutenberg. Athens.]
Additional bibliography for study
Μπαμπλέκου Ζ. (2003). Η ανάπτυξη της μνήμης: Γνωστική διαδρομή στην παιδική ηλικία. Εκδόσεις Τυπωθήτω. Αθήνα. [Bablekou, Z. (2003). Memory development: A cognitive route through childhood. G. & K. Dardanos Publishers. Athens.] Εξειδικευμένη βιβλιογραφία που ανακοινώνεται κατά τη διδασκαλία συγκεκριμένων θεματικών [Specialized references durig classes]. Specialized references during classes.
Last Update
18-01-2017