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The [course_title] deals with the early cognitive development of children and explains children’s understanding of objects, agents, and causality. You will learn to analyse how developmental
research might address philosophical questions about the origins of knowledge, appearance and reality, and the problem of other minds. You will be introduced to the recent literature including Journal papers, poster presentation, etc. that will help you to understand cognitive science research. Journal papers, poster presentation, etc.


This course does not involve any written exams. Students need to answer 5 assignment questions to complete the course, the answers will be in the form of written work in pdf or word. Students can write the answers in their own time. Each answer need to be 200 words (1 Page). Once the answers are submitted, the tutor will check and assess the work.


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Course Credit:  MIT

Course Curriculum

L1 Introduction philosophical questions, psychological methods 01:00:00
L2 Theoretical perspectives in developmental psychology Piaget 00:50:00
L3 Theoretical perspectives post-Piaget 01:15:00
L4 Methods (cont.) and perception 00:45:00
L5 Perception (cont.) and object knowledge 01:10:00
L6 Objects and number 01:10:00
L7 Statistical reasoning in infancy 01:20:00
L8a Computational models of cognitive development courtesy of Julian Jara-Ettinger 00:50:00
L8b Supplementary notes courtesy of Julian Jara-Ettinger 00:30:00
L8c Spatial navigation courtesy of Max Siegel 00:40:00
L9 Concepts From definitions to features to theories 01:20:00
L10 Causal knowledge in infancy and early childhood 00:55:00
L11 The perception of agency and goal-directed action in infancy; agency and attachment 01:00:00
L12 Attachment (cont.) and representational theory of mind 00:55:00
L13 Theory of mind (cont.) and autism 01:30:00
L14 Word learning 01:00:00
L15 Language courtesy of Melissa Kline and Kim Scott 01:10:00
L16 Moral reasoning 01:00:00
Submit Your Assignment 00:00:00
Certification 00:00:00

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