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Understanding child development

from synapse to society

In this course, we dive into the topic of child development. You will learn that child development is complex and is influenced by a surprisingly rich number of factors at many different levels of organization. You will see that development can be studied in various domains and at various levels of understanding, from different angles and disciplines. Importantly, you will come to understand that processes within and between the various domains and levels of organization continuously interact to shape development. This implies that understanding development requires taking an interdisciplinary approach. In order to help you organize your thinking about this complexity you will learn more about the developmental systems approach and theories related to that. We will look, amongst other things, at the brain and motor development, cognitive, language and social-emotional development and all the factors that have an influence on development. To illustrate how an interdisciplinary approach helps to understand child development you will see how researchers from various disciplines and backgrounds study child development at Utrecht University. These scientists will give a look in their field of knowledge and their collaboration with colleagues, to illustrate how the theory you will learn translates to practice. In sum, we invite you to follow us on a journey to understand child development from synapse to society!

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Rating 5.0 based on 3 ratings
Length 6 weeks
Effort 6 weeks of study, 4-5 hours/week
Starts May 6 (next week)
Cost $49
From Utrecht University via Coursera
Instructor dr. Jorg Huijding
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Language English
Subjects Social Sciences Science Education
Tags Social Sciences Life Sciences Medicine And Healthcare Psychology Education

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The fact that it combines subjects like the human brain development, media literacy, sociocultural theory, language development and the relationship between emotions and culture provided me with answers to many questions in my mind.

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Adjunct Professor Child Development $24k

Assistant Child Development Specialist 1 $30k

Child Care Development $40k

Child Development Specialist Expert $44k

Child Development Advocate $51k

Child Development Center $52k

Child Development $54k

Child Development Services $58k

Child Development Educator $62k

Regional Child Development Specialist $65k

Child Development and Education Specialist $71k

Professor of Child Development $95k

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Rating 5.0 based on 3 ratings
Length 6 weeks
Effort 6 weeks of study, 4-5 hours/week
Starts May 6 (next week)
Cost $49
From Utrecht University via Coursera
Instructor dr. Jorg Huijding
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Social Sciences Science Education
Tags Social Sciences Life Sciences Medicine And Healthcare Psychology Education

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