Lifespan Development

University of Westminster

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Lifespan Development

  • Host University

    University of Westminster

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Pre-requisites: Developmental Psychology

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Considers topics in the field of lifespan development (from pre-birth to old age), e.g. (neuro)constructivism; Prenatal
    Programming; Cerebral Lateralization; Multisensory Integration; Attention; Educational Neuroscience; Theory of Mind
    & Deafness; Autism & Language Alignment; SES, Family & Culture. These topics are widely discussed in the
    literature, and will give students depth of knowledge, both in terms of theory as well as practice (eg. intervention). The
    aim of the module is to let students discover the relevant building blocks of development, as well as have them take a
    lifespan approach. Teaching and learning methods include lectures (including guest lectures by distinguished external
    speakers), student-led discussion panels in seminars, academic writing skills, and independent study.
    Assessment: Coursework (50%) ; Exam (50%).

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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