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Unit of Study CYS03340 - Understanding Children and Childhood (2019)

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Unit Snapshot

  • Unit typeo

    PG Coursework Unit

  • Credit points

    12

  • AQF level

    9

  • Level of learning

    Introductory

  • Former School/College


Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 critically evaluate several theoretical perspectives influencing the conceptualisation of children and childhood both historically and currently, and the social and cultural influences on these
2 discuss the socially constructed nature of childhood and critically reflect on their personal construction of childhood
3 evaluate how the assumptions and principles underpinning different theoretical approaches impact on current understandings about children and youth, and our contemporary approaches to practice and policy in such contexts as education, family, social welfare, law, health, commerce, media and popular culture
4 explain how conceptual understandings can inform professional practice with children and their families, including how to work ethically with children and young people and to facilitate their agency and participation.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. critically evaluate several theoretical perspectives influencing the conceptualisation of children and childhood both historically and currently, and the social and cultural influences on these
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA7:
  2. discuss the socially constructed nature of childhood and critically reflect on their personal construction of childhood
    • GA1:
    • GA7:
  3. evaluate how the assumptions and principles underpinning different theoretical approaches impact on current understandings about children and youth, and our contemporary approaches to practice and policy in such contexts as education, family, social welfare, law, health, commerce, media and popular culture
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  4. explain how conceptual understandings can inform professional practice with children and their families, including how to work ethically with children and young people and to facilitate their agency and participation.
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA7: