A course designed to develop the skills and knowledge fundamental to a developmentally oriented systematic study of children through observing, recording, interpreting, and reporting in a professional manner the behaviour and development of children in diverse practice and research settings. A range of methods from direct observation to standardized testing will be surveyed. The role of the teacher-researcher and issues in connecting research and practice will be emphasized. The research component of the course will draw heavily on the Health and Physical Education curriculum to support an understanding of key elements of the curriculum including living skills (e.g., relationship skills), active living, and healthy living and research to inform teaching of these domains.
Applied Psychology and Human Development