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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 unit is an adapted extract from the Open University course ED209