At the end of the course:
Relation between assessment and objective
- you are able to describe child development from the perspective of multiple disciplines as presented in this course
- you are able to communicate this knowledge to peers from other disciplines
- you are able to integrate insights from different disciplines to address core questions in child development
Through lectures and literature, you gain knowledge on child development from the perspective of multiple disciplines (learning goal 1). During workgroups you practice with communication of this knowledge to peers (learning goal 2), and with integration of insights from different disciplines (learning goal 3). In the literature review and poster presentation, you are expected to show all acquired knowledge and skills. That is, you describe and integrate information from multiple disciplines that is relevant to an issue in child development, at such level that it is clear to peers from other disciplines.
This course offers an interdisciplinary perspective on child development. You will step away from your own discipline-based outlook and instead develop an integrated understanding of child development from infancy to adulthood. In this course, you will gain comprehensive knowledge on child development and practice the skills needed to communicate your ideas to persons from various disciplines. In a series of lectures, experts from various disciplines will discuss important findings of child research in their field (e.g., psychology, neuroscience, law, geography, animal models, philosophy, linguistics). You will integrate this knowledge by discussing topical issues in child development with other students during interdisciplinary working groups. Moreover, you will apply this interdisciplinary knowledge to a topic of your own choice by writing a literature review with 4-6 fellow students. The interdisciplinary skills and knowledge acquired in this course will benefit you in any career involving child development - be it in science, health-care or policy-making - as issues in current-day society require a multifaceted approach. This course is organized by the university strategic theme Dynamics of Youth.|
The course is available for students from all bachelor programs. However, you are required to have earned 15 ECTS from level 2 courses. This course can be followed as part of the CARD minor. Also students not doing this minor can join the course.