Modules for course X313 | BA/CYS
BA Childhood and Youth Studies

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Year 1 Modules

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • XAE-1024: Child's Play (20)
    This module examines: • the development of creativity from its earliest beginnings in infancy; • the role of symbolic representation and the ways in which imaginative play and the creative arts contribute to creative and metaphorical thinking in all aspects of a child’s learning; • the role of human musicality in supporting three essential aspects of creativity and imagination namely playfulness, communication and emotion; • the use of a variety of forms of symbolic representation, including play, as tools for thinking; • current theories relating to creativity and imagination in relation to young children’s learning; • the implications of these theories for professional practice with young children; • established practice which promotes creativity and imagination, such as work in Reggio Emilia.
  • XAE-1026: Skills for Learning & Work (20)
    The module will explore a range of learning theories, including the intelligence theories of Gardner, Salovey, Mayer and others; and how these relate to the students’ personal learning styles. It will: • develop the students’ skills in context of reading and note-taking strategies; • summarizing, referencing and the effective use of online library services; • develop theoretical and reflective writing skills including reviewing, critiquing and evaluating texts. • provide opportunities for students to develop confidence in oral communication through presentations in seminars with peers; • investigate the effect of motivation on learning and help students to develop a critical awareness of their own learning and motivation and evaluate their learning experiences, successes and challenges. The module will link into the students’ Personal Development Plan.
  • XAE-1027: Diversity, Rights & Culture (20)
  • XAE-1033: Psychology of Growing Up (20)
    The module begins with a general exploration of the child’s development from birth to the early years. There is an emphasis on: • the importance of the individual’s environment, the chemical environment of the genes in the womb and a focus on the social environment during the early years; • theories regarding the physical and cognitive development of the individual, in particular the impact of the child’s environmental experiences on cognitive development; • social interactions on the psycho-social development of the individual; • the effect that a lack of understanding of the social world or lack of social experiences has on a child’s development; • observing young children’s interactions and investigating the influence of adults and peers on the psycho-social development of young children through case studies and through practical explorations and observations in a relevant settings. CRB Check compulsory to enable you to follow this module.
    or
    XAC-1033: Anturiaethau wrth Dyfu (20)
    Mae’r modiwl yn dechrau trwy ymchwilio’n gyffredinol i ddatblygiad y plentyn o’i eni hyd at y blynyddoedd cynnar. Ceir pwyslais ar: • Bwysigrwydd amgylchedd yr unigolyn, amgylchedd cemegol y genynnau yn y groth ac ar yr amgylchedd cymdeithasol yn ystod y blynyddoedd cynnar; • Damcaniaethau ynghylch datblygiad corfforol a gwybyddol yr unigolyn, yn enwedig effaith profiadau amgylcheddol y plentyn ar ei ddatblygiad gwybyddol; • Dylanwad rhyngweithiadau cymdeithasol ar ddatblygiad seico-gymdeithasol yr unigolyn; • Effaith diffyg dealltwriaeth o’r byd cymdeithasol neu ddiffyg profiadau cymdeithasol ar ddatblygiad plentyn; • Gwylio rhyngweithiadau plant ifanc ac ymchwilio i ddylanwad oedolion a chyfoedion ar ddatblygiad seico-gymdeithasol plant ifanc trwy astudiaethau achos a thrwy ymchwilio ac arsyllu'n ymarferol mewn lleoliadau perthnasol.
  • XAE-1035: Children and Society (20) or
    XAC-1035: Plant a Chymdeithas (20)

Semester 2

  • XAE-1024: Child's Play
    This module examines: • the development of creativity from its earliest beginnings in infancy; • the role of symbolic representation and the ways in which imaginative play and the creative arts contribute to creative and metaphorical thinking in all aspects of a child’s learning; • the role of human musicality in supporting three essential aspects of creativity and imagination namely playfulness, communication and emotion; • the use of a variety of forms of symbolic representation, including play, as tools for thinking; • current theories relating to creativity and imagination in relation to young children’s learning; • the implications of these theories for professional practice with young children; • established practice which promotes creativity and imagination, such as work in Reggio Emilia.
  • XAE-1027: Diversity, Rights & Culture
  • XAE-1033: Psychology of Growing Up
    The module begins with a general exploration of the child’s development from birth to the early years. There is an emphasis on: • the importance of the individual’s environment, the chemical environment of the genes in the womb and a focus on the social environment during the early years; • theories regarding the physical and cognitive development of the individual, in particular the impact of the child’s environmental experiences on cognitive development; • social interactions on the psycho-social development of the individual; • the effect that a lack of understanding of the social world or lack of social experiences has on a child’s development; • observing young children’s interactions and investigating the influence of adults and peers on the psycho-social development of young children through case studies and through practical explorations and observations in a relevant settings. CRB Check compulsory to enable you to follow this module.
    or
    XAC-1033: Anturiaethau wrth Dyfu
    Mae’r modiwl yn dechrau trwy ymchwilio’n gyffredinol i ddatblygiad y plentyn o’i eni hyd at y blynyddoedd cynnar. Ceir pwyslais ar: • Bwysigrwydd amgylchedd yr unigolyn, amgylchedd cemegol y genynnau yn y groth ac ar yr amgylchedd cymdeithasol yn ystod y blynyddoedd cynnar; • Damcaniaethau ynghylch datblygiad corfforol a gwybyddol yr unigolyn, yn enwedig effaith profiadau amgylcheddol y plentyn ar ei ddatblygiad gwybyddol; • Dylanwad rhyngweithiadau cymdeithasol ar ddatblygiad seico-gymdeithasol yr unigolyn; • Effaith diffyg dealltwriaeth o’r byd cymdeithasol neu ddiffyg profiadau cymdeithasol ar ddatblygiad plentyn; • Gwylio rhyngweithiadau plant ifanc ac ymchwilio i ddylanwad oedolion a chyfoedion ar ddatblygiad seico-gymdeithasol plant ifanc trwy astudiaethau achos a thrwy ymchwilio ac arsyllu'n ymarferol mewn lleoliadau perthnasol.
  • XAE-1035: Children and Society or
    XAC-1035: Plant a Chymdeithas
  • XAE-1036: Intro to Childhood Research (20)