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Exploring children's learning

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How does a child's mind and behaviour change as they develop over time? In this free course, Exploring children's learning, 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 course 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.

By: The Open University

  • Duration 20 hours
  • Updated Friday 26th September 2014
  • Intermediate level
  • Posted under Educational Practice
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Exploring children's learning

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This course examines four of the ‘grand theories’ of child development: behaviourism, social learning, constructivism and social constructivism.

This OpenLearn course provides a sample of Level 2 study in Education [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

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