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Exploring childrens' learning
How does a child’s mind and behaviour change as they develop over time? In this unit...
How does a child’s mind and behaviour change as they develop over time? In this unit four theories of child development are explored. Each theory views child development from a different perspective and all have underpinned psychological research for many years, and continue to do so today. By the end of this unit you will have a good understanding of each of the theories and will probably have begun to challenge your own assumptions about how your own children, or children you know, have developed over time.
- Current section: Introduction
- Learning outcomes
- 1 Child development
- 2 Behaviourism
- 3 Social learning theory
- 4 Constructivism
- 5 Social constructivism
- 6 Conclusion
Exploring children's learning
This unit examines four of the ‘grand theories’ of child development: behaviourism, social learning, constructivism and social constructivism.
This study unit is an adapted extract relevant to The Open University course ED209 Child development, which is no longer taught by the University. If you want to study formally with us, you may wish to explore other courses we offer in this.
This is an extract from an Open University course which is no longer available to new students. If you found this interesting you could explore more free Educational Practice course units or view the range of currently available OU Educational Practice courses.