Child Development


This guide can help you find Child Development materials from various OER providers.

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Highlighted Child Development OER

These materials are open educational resources (OER) that are free to use without first seeking permission from the author. However, how they may be used is determined by their licensing.

"This module examines what cognitive development is, major theories about how it occurs, the roles of nature and nurture, whether it us continuous or discontinuous, and how research in the area is being used to improve education." -Merlot

Written by: Robert Siegler, NOBA

Licensing: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

"Includes childhood social and personality development that emerges through the interaction of social influences, biological maturation, and the child's representations of the social world and the self." - Merlot

Written by: Ross Thompson, NOBA 

Licensing: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Child Development OER Collections

The purpose of these discipline specific pages is to showcase content that might be of interest to faculty who are considering adopting open educational resources for use in their classes.