1. NAME OF COURSE  / MODULE DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY: PSYCHOLOGY OF CHILD AND ADOLESCENT
2. COURSE CODE ABA 2083
3. NAME(S) OF ACADEMIC STAFF PROF. MADYA DR. SHARIFAH MERIAM BT SYED AKIL
4. RATIONALE FOR THE INCLUSION OF THE COURSE/MODULE IN THE PROGRAMME Counselors need to have the knowledge on the development of infant, children and adolescent as they will face various clients from different age groups.  This course will expose students to the development of three important stages of life: infancy, childhood and adolescent from many aspects such as physical, cognitive, socio emotional and behavior.  Students will be able to discuss issues and the emerging issues in each of the developmental stages such as health, parenting, education, socio cultural content, diversity, ethnicity and socioeconomic status.
5. SEMESTER & YEAR OFFERED Semester 3 &Year 2
6. TOTAL STUDENT LEARNING TIME (SLT) Face to face:

L T P
28 14 12

Non face-to-face:

O SS LS Final exam
28 20 15 3

L=lecture ; T=Tutorial; P=Practical SS=Self-study; LS= Library Search

Total Guided and Independent Learning:

28+14+12+28+20+15+3=120
7. CREDIT VALUE 120/40= 3 (3 credit)
8. PREREQUISITE (IF ANY) Nil
9. OBJECTIVES
  1. To explain the physical, cognitive, social and emotional development of infant, children and adolescent;
  2. To introduce the theories related to the development of infant, children, and adolescent;
  3. To discuss the relationship between heredity and environmental factors in determining development; and
  4. To examine the socio-cultural context that influence individual differences.
10. LEARNING OUTCOMES Upon successful completion of this course students should have the ability to:

1.     Explain the basic concepts of psychology and theories in psychology (LO1-C2)

2.     Apply the psychological principles to promote personal development. (LO7-C3)

3.     Prepare a written report and brief oral presentation individually and/or in group related to the issues covered in Introduction to psychology (LO4-C3)

11. TRANSFERABLE SKILLS
  • Critical thinking
  • Communication skill
  • Leadership skill
  • Teamwork skill
12. TEACHING-LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT STRATEGY Teaching-learning strategy:

  • The course will be taught through a combination of formal lectures, exercise, group work, individual presentation and individual assignment.  Collaborative teamwork will be fostered throughout the course especially through content research. The use of examination and essay assignment will assess the student’s ability to apply theoretical concept in real context.

Assessment strategy:

  • Formative
  • Summative
13. SYNOPSIS This course aims at introducing and focusing on the psychological development of three important stages of life: infancy, childhood, and adolescent from many aspects such as physical, cognitive, socio-emotional and behavior.  This course will examine the primary issues that the developmentalist debate, issues that will come up in each of the developmental stages such as health, parenting, education, socio-cultural content, diversity, ethnicity and socio-economic status.
14. MODE OF DELIVERY Lectures and tutorial (SCL)
15. Assessment methods and types
Component %
Continuous Assessment

  • Individual Assignment
  • Group Assignment
  • Case study/Reflection
  • Quiz
 

60%

20%

20%

10%

10%

Final Examination 40%
Total 100%
16. Content outline of the course/module and SLT per topic
Topics FACE TO FACE SELF-STUDY EXAM TOTAL SLT
Lecture Tutorial Practical/SCL Assignment Library search Self-study Cont. Assessment Final Exam
Introduction to psychology of infant, children and adolescent: Theories and historical context 2 2 1  – 5
Biological and Environmental Foundation 2 1 1 4
Prenatal development, Birth, and New born baby 2 1  1  1 2 2  1  – 10
Physical Development in Infancy, Toddlerhood, Early Childhood, Middle Childhood and Adolescent 2 2 1  1 1 2 2  – 11
Cognitive Development in Infancy, Toddlerhood 2 1 1 1 2 1 9
Cognitive Development in Early Childhood 2 1 1 2 1 2 1  – 10
Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood 4 2 1 2 1 2 2 15
Cognitive Development in Adolescent 2 1 1 2 2 2 1 11
Social and Emotional Development in Infancy & Toddlerhood 2 1  1  1 1 2 1  – 9
Social and Emotional Development in Early Childhood 2 1 1  1 2 1 7
Social and Emotional development in Middle Childhood 4 2 3 2 2 2 3  – 18
Social and Emotional Development in Adolescent 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 11
Final exam 3 3
Total 28 14 12 14 15 20 14 3 120
17 References Main references supporting the course

  1. Berk, L.E. (2008). Infants, Children, and Adolescents (6th.ed.)United States of America: Allyn and Bacon.
  2. Berk, L.E. (2008). Development Through the Lifespan.(4th.ed.) United States of America: Allyn and Bacon.
  3. Jackson, W. (1995) Methods in Doing Social Research. Ontario: Prentice Hall.
  4. Santrock, J.W. (2012) Child Development.(13th.ed.) Boston:McGraw Hill.
  5. Ulwan, Abdullah N. (1998) Pendidikan Kanak-Kanak Dalam Islam. Trans S.A. Semait, Singapore: Pustaka Nasional.