VKTS1029 Children’s Social-emotional Development and Well-being in Early Childhood (5 cr)

Study level:
Advanced studies
Grading scale:
English, Finnish
Responsible organisation:
Department of Educational Sciences
Curriculum periods:
2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020



The key aspects of children’s social-emotional development, practical support of social-emotional development in early childhood education, and deepening theoretical and practical understanding of a specific area of social-emotional development.

Completion methods

Participation in contact teaching and/or independent study, learning assignments and/or exam. Mode of completion to be specified in the Study Programme.

Assessment details

Active participation in teaching and completing and passing learning assignments/exam.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course, students will
- be familiar with the key aspects of children’s social-emotional development that affect children’s well-being and their relationships
- know the main theoretical concepts of social-emotional development, developmental risk factors and early identification and support
- know how early intervention can be implemented through the application of scientific concepts

Study materials

LEWIS, M., HAVILAND-JONES, J. & BARRETT, L. F. (eds.).2008 or newer. Handbook of Emotions. 3rd edition or newer New York: Guilford Press. (soveltuvin osin). Available: www.ebrary.com
DURLAK, J. A., DOMITROVICH, C. E., WEISSBERG, R.P., & GULLOTTA, T. P. (eds.). 2015. Handbook of Social and Emotional Learning. Research and Practice. New York: Guilford Press. (soveltuvin osin)
Contemporary articles.

Completion methods

Method 1

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Parts of the completion methods
Unpublished assessment item