Lifespan Development

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Lifespan Development

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Development Studies, Education, Human Development, Psychology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

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

    This module aims to develop students' understanding of the theoretical framework of lifespan development within the context of the principal theories of learning. It also aims to integrate findings from child, adolescent and adult learning environments to examine how experience generates developmental change and growth to facilitate the promotion of individual differences with context of biological, cognitive, social, emotional and spiritual development

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Recognise that 'development' continues throughout the lifespan and identify similarities and changes throughout development in the following contexts: Physical;Cognitive;Emotional;Social and Spiritual
    2. Identify the differential and interrelated influences of neurogenetics; culture and environment on individual development across the lifespan in childhood, adolescence and adults
    3. Examine the influence of theories of learning in children, adolescent and adults
    4. Identify ones own practice and engage in self-reflection as a means to understanding the psychological and educational development of others.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

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