Children from birth to the age of 18 are now considered academically to represent a distinct sociological and cultural class. This means that children are studied as complete individuals in their own right, separate and distinct from adults. ALISON’s free online course “Diploma in Children’s Studies” is multi-disciplinary in nature, covering developmental, psychological, familial and sociological aspects of children’s studies.
Diploma in Children’s Studies Course Content
- The psychological development of children and how they learn;
- The role of the family and the place of the child within modern family structures;
- Definitions and value of play;
- Models for involving parents in children’s literacy acquisition;
- How individual, environmental and structural factors can have an impact on parenting;
- Ways in which people play the roles of ‘carer’ and ‘receiver of care’ ;
- How the modern state looks after the well-being of its children in a modern society;
- The skills needed to be an effective social worker;
- The range of factors affecting young people’s well-being.
ALISON’S Diploma in Children’s Studies will be of great interest to all professionals who work with children or who are responsible for their well-being, and to learners who would like a career working with children in the health, social or caring professions.
It will also be of interest to parents, or those who want to relate, support, encourage and understand their children better.
To qualify for your official ALISON Diploma, Certificate or PDF you must study and complete all modules and score 80% or more in each of the course assessments.
Summary of the Main Course Features
- Duration: 10-15 Hours
- Publisher: OpenLearn
- Assessments: Yes
- Certification: Yes