What is Child Psychology? Why is my child doing that?

What is Child Psychology? Why is my child doing that?

Duration: 2 hours
Course ID: What is Child Psychology? Why is my child doing that?
Start Date: 6 August 2020 (6-8pm)
Entry requirements: None
Course fees: Free (subject to eligibility)
Please note: To ensure you have the relevant access to the online classroom, please complete your enrolment 4 days prior to the start date

Course aim

Why don’t children realise you can see them when their feet are sticking out from behind the sofa? Why are they convinced their sibling has more than they do if they have a different shaped glass?

This online workshop will help you to understand how children’s thinking changes at different stages of development.  You will be able to use this knowledge to understand how they are learning and support their development.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements.

Qualifications and assessment

This course uses RARPA as its method of assessment. 

RARPA stands for Recognising and Recording Progress and Achievement which is the process of assessment for non-accredited learning. It is a means of validating the outcomes of programmes which do not result in qualifications. RARPA is a five stage process which measures and records learners’ progress, achievements and attendance.


Course content

This interactive online workshop will introduce ideas in psychology which try to explain why children think differently to adults and how it affects their behaviour.  

We will use short videos to demonstrate how children think differently as well as a live interactive presentation from your tutor.  You will be able to share your thoughts on if the psychology matches your experiences by posting your ideas in the online discussion.

By the end of the workshop you will go away knowing why they think you can’t see their feet and why they think their brother has more than them.  You will also have ideas for practical things you can do at home to help support your child’s learning and development. 

Where can it lead?

We hope that this session will help you to understand why children do what they do.

We have also offer other a range of Family Learning courses which will help you navigate early years and child development. You might also want to discover something for yourself that can develop your own skills and interests.

As a Hull Training and Adult Education learner you have access to our Careers Advice Service. Our advisers are on hand to guide you through options and support you to achieve your full potential.