SWL206 - Human Development for Social Service Professionals

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Subject Title
Human Development for Social Service Professionals

Subject Description
The subject introduces the student to models of human development that will be instrumental in informing the knowledge base of their social service practice. Students will become aware of the myriad of factors - physiological, cognitive, emotional, social, cultural, and subjective - affecting human development throughout the lifespan.

Credit Status
One credit in the Social Service Worker Diploma Program.and One credit in the Behavioural Sciences diploma program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1.    Describe at least 4 contemporary theoretical approaches in human development from a life span perspective relevant to the helping profession
2.    Demonstrate an introductory understanding research in the field of human development from a critical thinking approach
3.    Apply the 4 domains of physiological, cognitive, personality/social and cultural to each human life stage from at least two theoretical perspectives per domain.
4.    Apply one or more of these theories to the student’s own life stages and experiences
5.    Identify an introductory level of socio-historical context in shaping life span development from an anti-oppressive approach
6.    Apply human development theory to a case study in class and/or in the field
7.    Analyze underlying social structures affecting individuals from a lifespan perspective

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