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EDUC311 Contemporary Understandings of Young Children as Learners

Advanced investigation into the issues and contexts that both enhance and constrain the learning of young children in educational settings.

Paper title Contemporary Understandings of Young Children as Learners
Paper code EDUC311
Subject Education
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period(s) Full Year, Full Year
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $813.45
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,585.00

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Prerequisite
One 200-level EDUC or SOCI paper
Restriction
EDUT 331
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Critical thinking, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  1. To gain understandings of current literature and debates on children's rights and citizenship and what this might mean for educational settings
  2. To investigate concepts of diversity and inclusion as educational issues for young children
  3. To appraise and consider the wider politics of assessment practices and purposes in education
  4. To gain knowledge and understanding of contestable theories and thinking about children's learning
Teaching staff
Paper Co-ordinator: Dr Ruth Gasson (Dunedin)
Other staff: Meredith Kelly(Southland); to be confirmed (Dunedin)
Paper Structure
Diversity, inclusion and changing participation in early years settings
  • Theorising difference, diversity and inclusion
  • A learning community approach
  • Pedagogical responses to difference and diversity
Rights and Citizenship
  • National and international responses to children's rights and citizenship
  • Rights and citizenship within early years settings
  • Upholding rights and practising citizenship: successes and challenges for thinking and practice
  • Learning, development and assessment: debating perspectives in the early years
  • Contested perspectives on learning, development and assessment
  • Critical questions of contemporary theories and practices in learning, development and assessment
  • Researching learning, development and assessment
Transitions: shifting terrains
  • Curriculum continuities and discontinuities
  • Changing conceptions of knowledge and moves towards testing
Textbooks
Required Text:
Carr, M. & Lee, W. (2012). Learning stories: Constructing learner identities in early childhood education. Los Angeles: Sage.
Contact
Dr Ruth Gasson, ruth.gasson@otago.ac.nz

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Timetable

Full Year

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Tuesday 10:00-10:50 41
Thursday 10:00-11:50 9-15, 17-21, 28-34, 40-41

Full Year

Location
Invercargill
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Advanced investigation into the issues and contexts that both enhance and constrain the learning of young children in educational settings.

Paper title Contemporary Understandings of Young Children as Learners
Paper code EDUC311
Subject Education
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period(s) Full Year, Full Year
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

^ Top of page

Prerequisite
One 200-level EDUC or SOCI paper
Restriction
EDUT 331
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Contact
Dr Ruth Gasson, ruth.gasson@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Paper Co-ordinator: Dr Ruth Gasson (Dunedin)
Other staff: Meredith Kelly(Southland); Dr Sonya Gaches (Dunedin)
Paper Structure
Diversity, inclusion and changing participation in early years settings
  • Theorising difference, diversity and inclusion
  • A learning community approach
  • Pedagogical responses to difference and diversity
Rights and Citizenship
  • National and international responses to children's rights and citizenship
  • Rights and citizenship within early years settings
  • Upholding rights and practising citizenship: successes and challenges for thinking and practice
  • Learning, development and assessment: debating perspectives in the early years
  • Contested perspectives on learning, development and assessment
  • Critical questions of contemporary theories and practices in learning, development and assessment
  • Researching learning, development and assessment
Transitions: shifting terrains
  • Curriculum continuities and discontinuities
  • Changing conceptions of knowledge and moves towards testing
Textbooks
Required Text:
Carr, M. & Lee, W. (2012). Learning stories: Constructing learner identities in early childhood education. Los Angeles: Sage.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Critical thinking, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  1. To gain understandings of current literature and debates on children's rights and citizenship and what this might mean for educational settings
  2. To investigate concepts of diversity and inclusion as educational issues for young children
  3. To appraise and consider the wider politics of assessment practices and purposes in education
  4. To gain knowledge and understanding of contestable theories and thinking about children's learning

^ Top of page

Timetable

Full Year

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Thursday 10:00-11:50 9-13, 15-21, 28-34, 40-41

Full Year

Location
Invercargill
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard