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About the Course

In this course, we dive into the topic of child development. You will learn that child development is complex and is influenced by a surprisingly rich number of factors at many different levels of organization. You will see that development can be studied in various domains and at various levels of understanding, from different angles and disciplines. Importantly, you will come to understand that processes within and between the various domains and levels of organization continuously interact to shape development. This implies that understanding development requires taking an interdisciplinary approach. In order to help you organize your thinking about this complexity you will learn more about the developmental systems approach and theories related to that. We will look, amongst other things, at the brain and motor development, cognitive, language and social-emotional development and all the factors that have an influence on development. To illustrate how an interdisciplinary approach helps to understand child development you will see how researchers from various disciplines and backgrounds study child development at Utrecht University. These scientists will give a look in their field of knowledge and their collaboration with colleagues, to illustrate how the theory you will learn translates to practice. In sum, we invite you to follow us on a journey to understand child development from synapse to society!...

Top reviews

Feb 19, 2020

excellent explanation of the subject. But....... not at all easy... if you want to choose this one, you should be ready to spend more time than prescribed... surely...\n\nHAD FUN LEARNING

Mar 17, 2021

This was an amazing time for me learning about child development . Really an eye opener to aquire more knowledge about children , their behavior and just how they see the world .

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By Hatice K

Mar 19, 2021

Nasil ki bir doktor eğitim alıyor,nasıl ki bir mühendis eğitim alıyor ,gelecek nesilleri yetiştiren ebeveynler ilk basta eğitim almalıdır ki güvenli dürüst nesiller yetişsin. çocuk gelişimi eğitimi bir çocuğu bir fidan gibi düşünerek sürekli sulamak gibi düşünülebilir.bu kursa ve üniversitemize teşekkürlerimi sunarım

By Errol G

Dec 4, 2020

Fascinating subject brilliantly presented! The videos are short and to the point, with no word wasted. The guest lecturers are interesting and the topics are absorbing. You can spend many more hours than prescribed doing this course well.

By Сексенбаева А Т

Nov 11, 2019

Очень интересный курс, правда трудно немножко из-за языка, но стараюсь переводить и искать))) В завершении курса могу точно сказать, что приумножу свои знания, благодарю за такой курс, успехов Вам и побольше курс с сфере педагогики!!!!)

By Rathisivasarini

Nov 28, 2020

THE undestanding child development :from synapse to society is very help its too good also

Thank you for your wonderful course

By Jo M

Sep 28, 2020

Increased my knowledge about child development. Helpful quizzes, assessments and forums.

By Eva S G R

Nov 16, 2020

Brinda una gran ayuda a la vida laboral e institucional, completamente recomendable.

By parisa a

Mar 19, 2021

it was a great course, thanks a lot for the great work and bright teaching.

By cherish c

May 11, 2020

Beautifully taught and a fantastic tutor with mindblowing researches.

By Pui S W

Mar 12, 2021

A very comprehensive course on early childhood development.

By Ana S G S

Mar 11, 2019

Impressive content, easy to learn and provides life tools.

By Nisha L P

May 10, 2020

Amazing course filled with lots of knowledge, thanks!

By Balkrishna B

Oct 15, 2018

Excellent content and very good presentation.

By Michele D

Jun 5, 2021

very well laid out and interesting course

By Rubi l A

Jul 27, 2020

I learned alot in this course keep it up!


Nov 22, 2020

It very useful course for our studies.

By Fatemeh D

Mar 13, 2021

Thank you very much for all.

By Hidayet C

May 20, 2020

High quality and enjoyfull

By yuvacandy M

Oct 2, 2020

it is a good experience

By Elizabeth M

Oct 6, 2020

very good instructor

By louis f d m p s

Dec 18, 2019

Good. Very good!

By Katalin G

Jun 9, 2021

​most amazing!

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