Issues in Adolescent Development

Course code EDST1520Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

Provides the basis for understanding adolescent development in an ecological context. It will address issues relevant to the provision of educational experiences for young adolescents. Biological, social, emotional and personality development will be contextualised in terms of challenges to development in today's society.

Not available in 2014

Previously offered in 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesUpon the completion of this course, students will be expected to demonstrate:

1. Understanding of the nature of adolescent development;

2. Awareness of the relationships between the contexts of adolescent development and behaviour;

3. Ability to promote gender equity in classrooms;

4. Skills to enhance the self esteem and identity of young adolescents;

5. Knowledge of significant issues in adolescent health and wellbeing.
Content* Theories and research in adolescent development;
* Social construction of adolescence;
* Images of adolescents;
* Contexts of adolescent development;
* Social and emotional development of adolescents;
* Challenges to adolescent development;
* Adolescent health and wellbeing
Replacing Course(s)n/a
Industrial Experience0
Assumed Knowledgen/a
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsAnalysis of media artefacts 30%
Examination: Formal30 %
Presentations - TutorialTutorial presentation 40%
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term