Demonstrate Knowledge of Theories of Human Development Accross the Lifespan and Relevance to Ece Practice

Topics: Developmental psychology, Educational psychology, Lev Vygotsky Pages: 4 (698 words) Published: April 6, 2013
Title| Demonstrate knowledge of theories of human development across the lifespan and their relevance to ECE practice| Level| 6| Credits| 10|

Purpose| People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of theories on human development across the lifespan, and discuss how knowledge of theories of human development across the lifespan relates to ECE practice.This unit standard is designed for people who intend to work, or are working with, children in ECE services. People working in the wider education sector may also be interested in this unit standard.|

Classification| Early Childhood Education and Care > Early Childhood: Educational Theory and Practice|

Available grade| Achieved|

Explanatory notes

1The researchers and/or theorists selected must be relevant to early childhood education in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Examples of Pacific educational researchers and/or theorists include but are not limited to – Ana Koloto, Diane Mara, Jean Mitaera, Konai Thaman. Examples of Aotearoa/New Zealand human development researchers and/or theorists include but are not limited to – Margaret Carr, Professor David Fergusson, Stuart McNaughton, Anne Meade, Professor Richie Poulton, Anne Smith. Examples of Māori educational researchers and/or theorists include – A Durie, M Durie, D A Huata, R Pere, T Reedy, L Smith, K Tangaere, R Walker. Examples of international early childhood education researchers and/or theorists include but are not limited to – John Bowlby, Urie Bronfenbrenner, Jerome Bruner, Erik Erikson, John Flavell, James Fowler, Howard Gardner, Eli Gingsberg, Daniel Goleman, Roger Gould, Carl Jung, Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, Daniel Levinson, Abraham Maslow, Barbara Rogoff, Robert Selman, Donald Super, Lev Vygotsky.

2Candidates for this unit standard should be familiar with the intent of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, which informs guidelines, procedures, and practices in the ECE sector.

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