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Understanding Children's Development


Course overview

Study the way children’s thinking, emotions and social relationships develop from infancy through to late childhood. Consider evidence on how to best support children through key developmental milestones. Topics include how children develop a theory of mind, whether carer-infant attachments are essential to emotional wellbeing in later childhood, and the importance of play and peer groups in promoting interpersonal skills.

Summer University will run throughout June and July 2020. You can register your details here if you would like to receive a course brochure when applications open in early-mid April 2020. If you have any questions then you can reach us at

Where you study

Middlesbrough Campus

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Course details

What you study

Carer-child relationships
Approaches to discipline
Development of gender
Friendships, peer relations and play
Thinking and understanding
Children and the media
Entry into adolescence

How you are assessed

In-course assessment


Entry requirements

Entry requirements

No formal entry requirements needed



2020 entry

  • Length: Credits: 10, Level: 4, Fees: £50.00
  • Enrolment date: To be announced early-mid April 2020

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