This course explores the development of young children's thinking and learning. A critical analysis of cognitive theory and research and their relevancy to instructional practice will provide students with an in-depth understanding of early thinking and learning processes. The role of the professional in early learning contexts and the guidance of children's cognitive growth will be examined. Topics of discussion include the development of attention, memory, symbolic representation, reasoning, problem solving, social cognition, cultural perspectives and individual differences.
Prerequisites: (CLD 103 and CPSY 102
) or Direct Entry
or in Language and Intercultural Relations Program