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EDF6642

Faculty of Education

Postgraduate - Unit

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedSingapore Term 3 2014 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Hilary Monk

Synopsis

In this unit students will critique the constructions of childhood and children across cultures and historical periods. In particular, students will deconstruct the images of the child found in local, national and international literature, curriculum and teaching programs, and their associated environments. In drawing upon contemporary learning theories students will analyse the relationship between the contexts created for children and the beliefs held about children within the particular communities under study. Students will be encouraged to apply these new understandings to their work with young children and/or explore the possibilities for new curriculum design.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. gain opportunities to critique constructions of childhood and children across cultures and historical periods
  2. deconstruct the images of the child found in the local, national and international literature, curriculum, and teaching programs and their associated environments
  3. consider multiple views of childhood and children and the range of environments created to support learning
  4. draw upon contemporary theory to analyse the relationship between the contexts created for children's learning and the beliefs held about children across a range of cultures.

Assessment

Poster and class presentation (3200 words equivalent, 40%)
Written report (4800 words equivalent, 60%)

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 24 hours per week comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • 3 contact hours per week

(b.) Additional requirements

  • independent study to make up the minimum required hours per week