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2024/25 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

LLLC1414 Introduction to Typical and Atypical Child Development

20 creditsClass Size: 30

Module manager: Samantha Shaw

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2024/25

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This module will explore typical and atypical child development from a range of perspectives including relationships with the environment, family, culture and society.


1. Examine different types of development.
2. Analyse the spectrum of child development from typical to atypical.
3. Evaluate theories in relation to development.

Learning outcomes
On successful completion of the module, students will be able to:
1. Evaluate theories of children’s and young people's development.
2. Analyse theories of children’s and young people's development in relation to their environment and primary carers.
3. Apply understanding of child development, both typical and atypical, to practice in education or education-related settings.

Skills Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of the module students will have demonstrated the following skills learning outcomes:
1. Deliver effective and engaging oral and visual presentations appropriate to audience (Academic)
2. Write in a clear, concise, focused and structured manner that is supported by relevant evidence. (Academic)
3. Use digital technology and techniques to create digital items (such as images, documents and mind maps) (Digital)


Details of the syllabus will be provided on the Minerva organisation (or equivalent) for the module.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours180.00
Total Contact hours20.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

There will be ongoing monitoring of student progress throughout the module via student engagement in lecture and seminars, and via formative feedback on assignment drafts. There will also be tutorials to monitor progress. Access to tutors is via e-mail and telephone.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Case StudyCase study60.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 09/02/2024


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