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Register Now! SPPH 581M (3): Seminar Series in Early Child Development

HELP is pleased to announce its first ever graduate level course – SPPH 581M (3): Seminar Series in Early Child Development.

There is an extensive body of evidence linking adult health with processes and experiences that occur in early childhood. Micro, meso, and macro-system influences – from cell to society – may interact to differentially impact development over the life course. In this course, we will discuss ways that the interplay of early child development, early experiences, and societal influences lays the foundation for healthy development and lifelong health.

This advanced course provides students with a unique opportunity to learn in depth about critical controversies and current research trends in early child development, from interdisciplinary, applied, cross-cultural, and ecological perspectives.  The innovative course combines monthly seminars with research retreats at one of UBC’s world-class interdisciplinary research consortia, the Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP). Students will be exposed to methodological, ethical, and theoretical debates in regard to early child development research that draws from life course paradigms as well as Indigenous Knowledge approaches. The course will be co-taught by HELP faculty and affiliated experts from different disciplines and cultures. Emphasis will be placed on critically examining how current research knowledge can be mobilized ...

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