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Unit of Study TCH10516 - Constructions of Childhood (2014)

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Unit Snapshot

  • Unit typeo

    UG Coursework Unit

  • Credit points

    12

  • AQF level

    7

  • 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 examine the historical and social construction of childhood
2 discuss and compare contemporary constructions of childhood, including those pertaining to Indigenous childhoods
3 critically analyse texts, images and songs in terms of the construction of childhood they present
4 examine the implications of different constructions of childhood for early childhood education and care
5 determine how their personal construction of childhood may influence their practice as an early childhood professional.

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

  1. critically examine the historical and social construction of childhood
    • GA1:
    • GA5:
    • GA7:
  2. discuss and compare contemporary constructions of childhood, including those pertaining to Indigenous childhoods
    • GA1:
    • GA5:
    • GA7:
  3. critically analyse texts, images and songs in terms of the construction of childhood they present
    • GA1:
    • GA5:
    • GA7:
  4. examine the implications of different constructions of childhood for early childhood education and care
    • GA1:
    • GA5:
    • GA7:
  5. determine how their personal construction of childhood may influence their practice as an early childhood professional.
    • GA1:
    • GA5:
    • GA7:

Prescribed learning resources

Prescribed Texts
  • No prescribed texts.

Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.