btec national

Topics: Developmental psychology, Jean Piaget, Child development Pages: 11 (2371 words) Published: April 22, 2014

Teacher: Ayesha Shaffi Unit 1 - Understanding Children’s Development

Course/Qualification: First Diploma in Children’s Care, Learning and Development Group:

Duration: 2.5 hours

No of Sessions 10
Delivery hours: 10 sessions x 2.5hrs, 3 hr workshops, and part of 3 wk - 30hr placement practice Venue: J218

Aim of course: 1) Students to understand the growth and development of children 0-16 yrs, 2) Students to understand the purpose of observations and to gain experience of undertaking them 3) Students to know the purpose of planning and to be involved in making an Individual Learning Plan for a child 4) understand the importance of planning in supporting children’s needs and development

Objectives/learning outcomes/
The learner will:
Activities and resources

E & D


Gain an insight into the requirements of the unit – including expectations on placement e.g. (observations)


Describe Growth,
the principles of development, stages and sequences of growth and development in children.

Briefly overview the unit 1 assignment –
1) to explain the normal sequence of development from 0-16 in the age ranges: 0-3, 3-7, 7-12, 12-16 yrs 2) to explain factors which affect development (which must include maturity) 3) to understand the purpose of observations and how they are carried out (undertaking some on placement) 4) to understand how planning is carried out and to create an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) for a child

Highlight how they will do the tasks – in college lesson, backed up by workshop and homework… and carry out child observations on first placement and to use their information to create an ILP in second placement

Get the students to think about how they will present their evidence – encourage students to label and file all the work they do, even the in-coming tasks. They can type up the work if they wish in their own time, but not compulsory (typing can help them to improve their work and to achieve higher grades as changes and additions are easy to include). The students will be encouraged to plan so to raise their effort, level of understanding and achievement

To introduce students to ‘SPICE’ – social, physical, intellectual, communication and emotional areas of development, and discussion what this means

P1 –formal teaching on Growth, development, percentile charts ,milestones, stages ,sequences and “principles of development”

Open and closed questions

Power point presentation for P1

Students to be understand that growth in babies is different in babies from different races.


ET: To name the words of the SPICE acronym

P2: To outline the social, physical(gross and fine motor skills) intellectual, communication (language) and emotional development Of children 0-3 years,3-7 years, 7-12 years and 12-16 years.

Task: Complete 0-3 year development charts

Introduce the developmental chart part of Task 1: Explain that

For P2 The students are required to show all the main stages of children’s development (physical, intellectual, emotional, social and communication) in sections – 0 - 3, 3 - 7, 7 - 12 and 12 - 16 years

Suggest that the students start with the 0-3yr section and the students need to show all the major developmental milestones for the SPICE areas of development

Explain that this is a large and time-consuming task, which will need to be backed up by homework and the college workshops.

The students need to think carefully about the way in which they wish to present their knowledge, e.g.: Line charts with images

Encourage the students to take pride in their work – and consider the presentation of their work, they may choose...
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