Template for report format is provided. Reference list and in-text citation required. In-text citations are included in word limit. 1500 words.
Students will be presented with several case studies from early childhood, middle childhood, and adolescence. Students will choose ONE case study to use for this assessment. In this report, students will analyse the life span stage for the case study they have chosen. Students will be required to research the lifespan stage of the case study and present an explanation of the key physical, cognitive, and psychosocial aspects of the corresponding stage of the human lifespan. Students will apply lifespan development theories to explain human behaviours and consider how the physical and social environment influences the case study and their behaviour. Students will develop a series of evidenced-based recommendations for the case study and demonstrate communication skills using a plain-language summary.
- Life Span Stage of Case Study
- Identify the lifespan stage relevant for your case study (providing an academic reference).
- At the lifespan stage relevant to your case study, summarise the key considerations and milestones of physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development at this lifespan stage (utilising academic references). This should be general information about the lifespan stage.
- Critical Appraisal of Case Study
- Using at least three (3) examples from the case study, explain how genetics, environmental factors and relationships have influenced development at the lifespan stage relevant to your case study (utilising academic references).
- Examine and apply at least two (2) developmental psychology theories to explain the physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development experienced by the case study (utilising academic references).
- Explain what further information would be required to fully understand the influences on the developmental stage of your case study and how you would recommend further information be gathered. For example, would the use of observation, interviews, health checks or further testing help to uncover as much as possible about the case study situation?
- How could your case study’s lifespan development could be further supported going forward? Consider examples across nutrition, living conditions, education, and healthcare. Identify three (3) evidenced-based strategies (utilising academic references) that could improve the current or future lifespan stage for the individual, ensuring they are appropriate for their age, culture and resources.
- Plain-language summary of recommendations
- If you were a health professional discussing your case study’s development with their family, summarise using a plain language summary how you would explain their development (physical, cognitive, and psychosocial) and provide them with recommendations about how the family can support healthy development of the case study. No references required for this section.
- Preliminary knowledge formulation should be derived from the unit content by lectures, tutorials and online resources provided on vUWS.
- Task knowledge formulation is supported by resources under Assessment 2 on vUWS.
- You are required to demonstrate your ability to find original resources additional to those provided as unit materials. There is no set number of evidence sources required.
- You are required to write your report in formal academic language with APA 7th referencing.
- Your written work should use the language of the unit to demonstrate your understanding of the unit content.
- The word limit (has an error margin of 10%) includes in-text citations. Writing beyond this point will not be marked.
- Ensure that you have created a list of references and not a bibliography. Only material that is cited in your assignment should appear in the list of references. This unit uses the APA 7th Edition of referencing http://library. westernsydney.edu.au/main/guides/referencing- citation. Refer to the guide as needed while you complete the assignment.
A template is provided. No separate introduction or conclusion is required. Headings can be used.
- Title contains student name, student number and assessment
- One and a half line spacing
- Size 12 Times New Roman, Calibri or Arial font
- ’Normal’ (2.54cm, bottom, top, left and right) margins
- Either a header or footer contains your name and student number
- Submit your assignment to Turnitin. You may submit drafts – your previous version will be replaced with any new upload. The final upload at the due date and time will be marked. There are is no late penalty if the originality report is still being processed after submission. Only submit to one Turnitin Box
- Submission to Turnitin does not require a coversheet.
- You are required to keep a copy of your assignment and the receipt of submission.
The assignment is assessed using rubric in the Learning Guide. The rubric outlines how standards will be marked for each criterion. A marked rubric is the primary source of feedback for how you performed in the assessment by showing areas of strength, and where you could improve in future assessments.