Singapore University of Social Sciences

Child Growth and Development (0-8years) [儿童心理发展研究(0至8岁)]

Child Growth and Development (0-8years) [儿童心理发展研究(0至8岁)] (ECC201)

Applications Open: 01 October 2023

Applications Close: 15 November 2023

Next Available Intake: January 2024

Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: Chinese

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $1391.78

Area of Interest: Education

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: S R Nathan School of Human Development


Development is a complex combination of continuous and stable processes with changes at each stage of development. ECC201 Child Growth and Development (0 – 8 years) provides an overview of children’s development from 0 - 8 years old. It will examine stages and theories of the development of infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and early primary children. Contributions of biological maturation and the environment, in relation to children’s physical, cognitive, emotional and social development, will be covered and analysed in relation to their growth and learning. Influencing factors of culture and society, and their implications, as well as current trends and research, will be discussed to provide students with comprehensive knowledge and understanding of children’s development.

Level: 2
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: EVERY JAN


  • Biological foundations of children’s development
  • Brain development and its implications
  • Key theories on children’s development
  • Physical development: theories, stages and implications
  • Cognitive development: theories, stages and implications
  • Emotional development: theories, stages and implications
  • Social development: theories, stages and implications
  • Moral development: theories, stages and implications
  • Character development and resiliency
  • Exceptional children: development, needs and support
  • Family, school and society in the context of child development
  • Current trends and research in the context of the developing child

Learning Outcome

  • 描述儿童发展的主要理论 (Describe the major theories of child development.)
  • 说明儿童的行为表现并解释各心理发展领域的特征 (Interpret and explain children’s behavior in the key domains of child development.)
  • 探讨影响儿童发展的先天与后天因素 (Discuss the relative influence of nature and nurture on child development.)
  • 分析不同年龄阶段儿童心理发展的基本特点 (Analyse various aspects of child development in different age-related trends.)
  • 应用所学理论分析儿童心理发展的现象 (Apply developmental theories to analyse the development of children.)
  • 检测并叙述现今社会环境对儿童发展的影响 (Examine the impact of culture and context on child development.)
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