Open University

Open University

Understanding Children's Development and Learning (ED841)

This module is for people working with children and young people and looks at children's development and learning in cultural, educational and social contexts. It explains how theoretical and methodological frameworks contribute to understanding developmental change and how psychological research can inform educational and clinical practice. You will learn about how children actively contribute and shape their own development through meaningful interaction with others and how the study of atypical development and individual difference contributes to theory and practice. You will also carry out a small-scale, observational study and will design an extended research proposal relevant to your own professional interests.

Course modules


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Credits from The Open University Distance learning October 2017 - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Distance Learning

Get in touch

Remember to mention TARGETpostgrad when contacting universities.

Key information

Student Recruitment Team
Telephone number: 
0300 303 5303