Faculties and centres
The subject named “Developmental Psychology” is included inside the “Learning and development of the personality” module of the study plan of the Primary School Education university degree. This subject is developed during the first term of the first year to introduce the fundamental contents of the child’s evolutionary process to the students.
The contents of “Developmental Psychology” are focused on analysing and understanding the main milestones of human development (physical, cognitive, emotional, moral and social) from birth to adolescence and their influence on the learning process, emphasising the stage from 6 to 12 years old. Besides, the main theories of explanation about human’s development are presented and the influence that teachers have on primary school students’ comprehensive development.
This subject of basic formation provides the basis that will allow the students to understand the primary school students’ characteristics to improve both their development and the teaching and learning process. Consequently, their contents will be supplemented by others subjects such as “Psychology of Education” and “Psychology of Instruction”.
General Competences (CG)
Specific Competences (CE)
*Know the different theoretical perspectives about humans’ development.
*Know the subject matter and the dimensions of “Developmental Psychology”.
*Recognise the main research methodologies on the area.
*Understand and distinguish the different aspects of physical, psychomotor, cognitive, affective, moral and social development in each of the evolutionary stages from birth to adolescence.
*Delve into the analysis of the different personal (biological, psychological and social) and contextual factors that are involved in children’s development.
*Reinforce the implementation of the knowledge worked in the theoretical part to real contexts.
*Promote the skills of reflection, analysis and synthesis.
*Work in group developing activities in an active and collaborative way.
*Use bibliographic sources (data bases, university’s catalogue, etc.) which are related to the contents of “Developmental Psychology”.