DEP: Year 1 – 3.1 Academic Modules

There are two core academic modules in Year 1 (PSYC 6070 and PSYC 6071). The academic focus in Year 1 is on biological, cognitive and behavioural perspectives in child development and learning. Trainees are encouraged to explore, for example, physical, linguistic, emotional and social development in children including the contextual and environmental impacts on typical development and family, organisational or wider system responses. The academic modules link to trainees’ placement learning where they are encouraged to utilise their understanding of child development and learning in the context of learning and teaching, and related mainstream educational practice. They also look at approaches to assessment and intervention. These modules are assessed via two 4,000 words essays (see assessment section below).

Learning outcomes for these modules are described here: click here