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Child Development and Gerontology - TOJ4C

ILC Course Code: TOJ4C-A

Grade 12, College Preparation, 1.0 credit

Course Description

In this course, you will examine the stages of child development and the aging process. You will study the processes of disease and factors contributing to health and well-being in early and later life, and will develop skills required to meet the needs of children and older adults (care skills). You will also learn about legislation governing the care of children and older adults; evaluate social and recreational activities, programs, and services for improving quality of life; and develop an awareness of health and safety issues, environmental and social issues, and career opportunities related to child care and gerontology.

Online Submission

Online submission of course work is required for this course using Microsoft Word © or OpenOffice Writer.

Supplementary materials

You will need a computer and a connection to the internet.

Unit 1: Child Development (Part A)

The course begins by exploring what the stages of child development are all about. If a child is to pass successfully from one stage to another, it is critical that health and well-being be of paramount concern to parents and other care-givers. Disease and illness prevention, basic human needs, the importance of good nutrition, and of cognitive stimulation are key topics for parents and childcare workers. But parents and care-givers are not alone. Government legislation and community services combine to provide some assistance, which will be studied in detail. Finally, you will consider the topic of child abuse. Your assessments will include researching the legal dimensions of a video about an actual child abuse case and looking at a specific safety hazard of your choosing and the related laws that are meant to protect children from this hazard.

Unit 2: Child Development (Part B)

The course begins by exploring what the stages of child development are all about. If a child is to pass successfully from one stage to another, it is critical that health and well-being be of paramount concern to parents and other care-givers. Disease and illness prevention, basic human needs, the importance of good nutrition, and of cognitive stimulation are key topics for parents and childcare workers. But parents and care-givers are not alone. Government legislation and community services combine to provide some assistance, which will be studied in detail. Finally, you will consider the topic of child abuse. Your assessments will include researching the legal dimensions of a video about an actual child abuse case and looking at a specific safety hazard of your choosing and the related laws that are meant to protect children from this hazard.

Unit 3: Caring for Children (Part A)

Unit 3 builds on the theories and concepts to which you were introduced in the first two units. You will create appropriate meal plans to enhance the well-being of children. You will design appropriate physical activity programs and devise approaches to meet the social-emotional and cognitive needs of children. You will seek out your own source of training for the following skills: using a defibrillator for cardiac arrhythmia; techniques of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR); and basic first aid. Communicating effectively with children and appropriate physical care techniques are learned through activities and videos. You will explore careers and occupations related to the field of child care. Your assessments will include your continued contributions to a portfolio of your best work and a computer marked assessment.

Unit 4: Caring for Children (Part B)

Unit 3 builds on the theories and concepts to which you were introduced in the first two units. You will create appropriate meal plans to enhance the well-being of children. You will design appropriate physical activity programs and devise approaches to meet the social-emotional and cognitive needs of children. You will seek out your own source of training for the following skills: using a defibrillator for cardiac arrhythmia; techniques of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR); and basic first aid. Communicating effectively with children and appropriate physical care techniques are learned through activities and videos. You will explore careers and occupations related to the field of child care. Your assessments will include your continued contributions to a portfolio of your best work and a computer marked assessment.

Unit 5: Life Stages and Needs of Seniors

In this unit, students will explore similar concepts to unit one. This time they will be applied to older adults. The stages of aging, disease and illness prevention, health and well-being, and community health and social services will be topics for study. In addition, this unit will include a study of the final stages of life and the impact of loss. Once again, the unit will conclude with an examination of the issue of abuse, this time in the context of elderly people. This unit will form the background theory for the final unit of the course which will focus on the application of these ideas in meaningful ways. Your assessments for this unit will include your continued contributions to a portfolio of your best work and listening activity centered on a budding romance between two senior citizens and some mishaps they encounter along the way.

Unit 6: How to Care for Seniors (Part A)

Units 6 and 7: How do I care for seniors?

These units involve students in the application of the theories and concepts they learned in Unit 5. Specifically, students will create appropriate meal plans to enhance the well-being of elderly people, they will design appropriate physical activity programs and they will devise approaches to meet the social-emotional and cognitive needs of older adults. Communicating effectively with the elderly and appropriate physical care techniques of older adults rounds out the topics for these units. Finally, students will explore careers and occupations related to the field of gerontology. Your assessments will include submitting your portfolio and completed the final teacher marked assessment.

Unit 7: How to Care for Seniors (Part B)

Units 6 and 7: How do I care for seniors?

These units involve students in the application of the theories and concepts they learned in Unit 5. Specifically, students will create appropriate meal plans to enhance the well-being of elderly people, they will design appropriate physical activity programs and they will devise approaches to meet the social-emotional and cognitive needs of older adults. Communicating effectively with the elderly and appropriate physical care techniques of older adults rounds out the topics for these units. Finally, students will explore careers and occupations related to the field of gerontology. Your assessments will include submitting your portfolio and completed the final teacher marked assessment.

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