Not available in 2012
Previously offered in 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
Builds on foundation knowledge of children's development and focuses on contemporary frameworks emphasising social influences on the opportunities that children have to grow up healthy, secure and valued. Students will use principles from these frameworks to collect information about children using advanced techniques. This information will be used as a basis for planning.
As a result of participating in this course, students will be expected to:
1. understand the impact of sociological perspectives on children's needs;
2. apply research in a manner consistent with sociological perspectives;
3. outline the importance of children actively participating in the learning process;
4. defend the role of the educator as a cultural mediator.
1. social constructions of childhood
2. sociological perspectives on development
3. children as sociological beings
4. implications of sociological perspectives for practice (eg. planning from a socio-cultural perspective, contributions to the planning process).
5. using qualitative techniques to gather data on and from children.
EDST1510 Development in Context 1
Modes of Delivery
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term