Developmental Psychology

Course Code: PIPP 1104 • Study year: I • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: Education Sciences • Field of study: Pedagogy of primary and preschool education
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: Romanian
Erasmus Language of instruction: English
Name of lecturer: Camelia Rosu
Seminar tutor: Camelia Rosu
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Class
Number of teaching hours per semester: 56
Number of teaching hours per week: 4
Semester: Autumn
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 4

Course aims:

The study of physical, emotional, cognitive and behavioral changes that take place throughout human life, from conception to death, in order to acquire knowledge and skills in the field of developmental psychology necessary in teaching.
-To know a series of theories and concepts specific to developmental psychology. -To become familiar with / use the tools and techniques specific to developmental psychology.
-To make up the bio-psycho-social profile of the ages in the different stages of development.
- To present the main educational problems and existential events adults of different ages.
-To develop the skills of teamwork and presentation of the main concepts characteristic of the different stages of the person's development.

Course Entry Requirements:


Course contents:

1. Human development 2. Development factors 3. Theory and research 4. Prenatal period 5. The newborn 6. Early childhood 7. Preschool 8. School 9. Preadolescence 10. Adolescence 11. Youth 12. Maturity 13. Old age 14. The end of life

Teaching methods:

Conversation Debate Presentation Discussions Case studies Exercises

Learning outcomes:

• conducting the teaching and learning process in preschool and primary school • counseling and psycho-pedagogical support for various educational groups • cooperation in interdisciplinary teams in order to carry out programs and projects in education • life-long learning

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

Written paper – 60%; Continuous assessment – 40%.

Recommended reading:

White, F. & Livesey, D. & Hayes, B., Developmental Psychology: From Infancy to Adulthood, P.Ed Australia, Melbourne, 2015, 500.
Slater, A. & J. Gavin Bremner, J. G., An Introduction to Developmental Psychology, Wiley, Chichester, 2017, 848.
Mitchell, P. & Ziegler, F., Fundamentals of Developmental Psychology, Taylor & Francis Ltd, Hove, United Kingdom, 2012, 320.
Leman, P., Bremner, A., Parke. R., Gauvain, M, Developmental Psychology, McGraw-Hill, New York, 2019, 730.
Pikunas, J., Psychology of Human Development, Forgotten Books, London, 2019, 346.