Child Development at Home and School (C8818)

15 credits, Level 6

Autumn teaching

This module addresses the role that psychological research can play in understanding and supporting family relationships and educational processes. Lectures will include coverage of theoretical approaches to the study of the family (e.g. family systems theory, life-course approaches, socialisation) as well as theoretical perspectives concerning children's learning (e.g. cognitive development, socio-motivational factors). The module will emphasis recent empirical work on the consequences of family functioning for children’s development as well as specific aspects of children's academic development and socio-emotional well-being in schools (e.g., key curriculum areas such as reading and mathematics; special educational needs; mental health and social & emotional learning).


100%: Lecture


30%: Coursework (Portfolio, Test)
70%: Examination (Unseen examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 22 hours of contact time and 128 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.