Learning aims

Learning aims have been provided to help keep track of the key concepts you need to master in each chapter:

  • be able to articulate the principles of a life-span developmental approach
  • be able to explain the different meanings of development
  • be familiar with and able to describe the key issues in the study of child development
  • be familiar with the major historical approaches to understanding child development
  • be aware of the evidence relevant to both sides of these issues