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Module code:PALS2005 (Add to my personalised list)
Title:Development of Communication and Cognition
Credit value:1
Division:Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Module organiser (provisional):Liz Wonnacott
Organiser's location:Chandler House
Available for students in Year(s):2
Module prerequisites:No, but some basic knowledge of statistical analysis (e.g. as provided in PALS1006) is required. Also, as this module involves a placement, a completed DBS (formerly known as CRB) check is required. 
Module outline:The module provides a detailed grounding in the development of communication and cognition, including an introduction to the experimental methods employed in this area, and lays the foundations for understanding and undertaking research in these areas. It examines psychological and linguistic theories of development and represents key aspects of cognitive development and their relation to social development. It provides an overview of the nature of children’s language production and comprehension at different stages, including discussion of the processes by which language is acquired. Practical experience of early child development is provided through observation and data collection. 
Module aims:This unit aims to: 1. To give an understanding of theoretical approaches to the development of communication and cognition. 2. To give an understanding of the methods used in developmental study of communication and cognition3. To provide cross-disciplinary insights in the phenomena of cognitive and communicative development through informed observation and data analysis.  
Module objectives:At the end of the module students will be able to understand: 1. key research findings in developmental psychology and language acquisition 2. the main instruments and techniques for experimental and observational research in these areas. 3. the complementarity of different disciplinary and methodological approaches  
Key skills provided by module:Intellectual (thinking) skills: Logical and theoretical thinking, critical evaluation of scientific papers, reading and writing skills Practical skills (able to): to carry out observational and experimental measurements of cognitive and communicative skills in young children, and analyse data appropriately Transferable skills (able to): use electronic media to capture, store and analyse data; to work collaboratively to plan and implement data capture and analysis. These outcomes will be achieved through: - Reading recommended research papers and textbooks - Writing coursework - Carrying out structured observations  
Module timetable: 
Module assessment:Coursework Two (2,500 words) 30.00%
Coursework Three (3,000 words) 50.00%
Coursework One (2,000 words) 20.00% 
Taking this module as an option?:This module is not usually available as an electiv 
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Last updated:2017-07-26 11:09:17 by ucjtewo