By the end of the unit, a student will be able to:
• describe and analyze the physical, cognitive, language, social and emotional development during the infancy and toddlerhood (for some children, first preschool) years, in relation to contexts of development and sociocultural influences.
• critically approach relevant theoretical frameworks and research evidence, and think creatively and argue efficiently on their basis.
• efficiently review the literature and organize, analyze and combine theoretical suggestions and research findings, in order to deepen knowledge and understanding with regard to the above-mentioned, as well as to indicate future research directions, and implications for practice.
Course Content (Syllabus)
In the context of the unit’s lectures and seminars, students are required to enrich and deepen their understanding of physical, cognitive, language, emotional, and social development during infancy and toddlerhood - the first preschool years, focusing on basic developmental phenomena and achievements and analyzing the course of development, also in relation to its context and sociocultural influences. Students are presented with and involved in analyses of recent research evidence and methodological approaches in an attempt to evaluate the contribution of core theoretical frameworks and indicate relevant limitations, as well as future research directions and implications for practice.
infant, toddler, preschooler, physical development, cognitive development, language development, emotional development, social development
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Murrey, L. (2017). H ψυχολογία των βρεφών. Εκδόσεις Παπαζήση.
Butterworth, G.,Slater, A., Α., & Bremner, G.,(2012). H ανάπτυξη των βρεφών. Εκδόσεις Παπαζήση.
Additional bibliography for study
Craig, G. & Baucum, D. (2008). Η ανάπτυξη του ανθρώπου (Τόμος Α’). Αθήνα: Παπαζήση.
Lighttfoot, C., Cole, M., & Cole, S. R. (2014). Η ανάπτυξη των παιδιών. Εκδόσεις Gutenberg.
Feldman, R. S. (2011). Εξελικτική ψυχολογία: Δια βίου ανάπτυξη. Εκδόσεις Gutenberg.
Μπαμπλέκου Ζ. (2003). Η ανάπτυξη της μνήμης: Γνωστική διαδρομή στην παιδική ηλικία. Εκδόσεις Τυπωθήτω. Αθήνα.
World Health Organization (2004). The importance of caregiver-child interactions for the survival and healthy development of young children: A review.