How do we understand children? This course offers a human development perspective on children’s development and learning in the educational context of India.
We start with psychological perspective and looks at conceptions and debates regarding childhood in non-school contexts in order to understand the implications of a developing child in school. We place critical analysis of universal descriptions of the developmental processes and situate them in a socio-cultural context.
The course examines different domains of child development from the socio-emotional, cognitive, linguistic and moral. This course is situated in the context of education in India and the development of the discipline of developmental psychology. We hope that these perspectives will help you make decisions to reimagine policy and processes regarding curriculum, schooling, teaching, learning and assessment.