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Cognitive Development


Days and Time: Tuesdays and Fridays; 11.00-1.00

 

Outline of the course:

This course will introduce students to cognitive development. It will introduce students to leading theories and experimental findings. The theories / approaches (un)covered will include Piagetian and post-Piagetian theory, Social cognition theories and Information processing approach.

 

Prescribed Texts:

1. Cognitive Development, J.H. Flavell, P.H. Miller and S.A. Miller, 4th edn. 2002. (FMM)

2. Theories of Developmental Psychology, Patricia Miller, 4th edn, 2001

 

Course Plan

1. Chapters 1 to 4 (Piaget and post-Piaget) From FMM (Weeks of Jan 19 to Feb 16)-KS

2. Chapter 5 and 7 from FMM & Chap 4 & 8 from Miller (Weeks of Feb 23 to Mar 30)-JR

3. Chapters 2, 3, 5, 6 & 7 from Miller & Chap 6 from FMM (Weeks of April 1 to April 27)-SC

 

Assessment: Assessment will be on the basis of assignments, discussions during lectures and term papers.


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