Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver.
In France, the academic dissertation or thesis is called a thèse and it is reserved for the final work of doctoral candidates. The minimum page length is generally (and not formally) 100 pages (or about 400,000 characters), but is usually several times longer (except for technical theses and for "exact sciences" such as physics and maths).
This module aims to allow students to focus on the child development subject area in greater depth than they encountered in their previous courses or experiences. It will enable students to become more specialised in child development such as within the 0 -5 age range and allow them to apply their knowledge in practice. This module will allow students to advance their skills in observation and assessment of child development, supporting their planning of children’s next steps. Students will undertake observations within a setting, and this will be negotiated with the student, tutor and setting. The concept of ethics, consent, and continual assent will be focussed on within the module and the University Ethics approval process will be adhered to in order to prepare students for undertaking observations in practice. Students will be encouraged to use the Statutory Framework (EYFS) in a critical way. Although the module will cover areas of development such as Language, Cognition, Physical and Personal, Social and Emotional, and attachment, a holistic approach will be prominent throughout. The importance of safeguarding, particularly around safeguarding babies and young children will also be included within the module. Theories and current research around child development will be critically explored and applied to practical situations.
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