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EDUC312 Children and Young People in History

Introduction to the histories of children and young people focusing on the modern era. The approach is thematic and comparative, examining both Western and non-Western settings, including societies such as New Zealand.

Paper title Children and Young People in History
Paper code EDUC312
Subject Education
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2017
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $851.85
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,585.00

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Prerequisite
One 200-level EDUC paper
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Notes
May not be credited together with EDUC 331 passed in 2014 or 2015.
Contact
hugh.morrison@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Paper Coordinator - Dr Hugh Morrison
Paper Structure
Paper content will cover
  • Snapshots - of the historical experiences of children and young people across different eras and in different parts of the world
  • Themes - by which we might analyse how children and young people were impacted by, responded to or interacted with historical events, trends, movements or institutions and differentiated by such things as race and gender (possible themes: the state/politics, education, family, war, empire, religion, welfare, employment/labour, crime, migration, poverty, health, culture, consumerism, disabilities)
  • Issues - historical (eg 'What is childhood/adolescence?'); historiographical (eg 'How has the "agenda" for childhood history changed?'); methodological (e.g. 'What are the sources for and the problems involved with researching children's history?')
  • Skills - critical/analytical reading, using primary sources, writing up research
Textbooks
Text books are not required for this paper.
Selected readings will be made available via e-reserve.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
By the end of this paper, students will be able to
  • Outline continuities and differences in the experiences of children and young people across a range of historical periods and geographical/cultural locations
  • Identify and clearly articulate selected themes relevant to childhood history
  • Identify and clearly articulate selected issues in childhood history
  • Locate, interpret and critique appropriate primary and secondary historical materials
  • Design, research, write up and present an essay focusing on a selected and approved topic in childhood history

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Timetable

Not offered in 2017

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

Introduction to the histories of children and young people focusing on the modern era. The approach is thematic and comparative, examining both Western and non-Western settings, including societies such as New Zealand.

Paper title Children and Young People in History
Paper code EDUC312
Subject Education
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $868.95
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,656.70

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Prerequisite
One 200-level EDUC paper
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Notes
May not be credited together with EDUC 331 passed in 2014 or 2015.
Contact
hugh.morrison@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Paper Coordinator - Dr Hugh Morrison
Paper Structure
Paper content will cover
  • Snapshots - of the historical experiences of children and young people across different eras and in different parts of the world
  • Themes - by which we might analyse how children and young people were impacted by, responded to or interacted with historical events, trends, movements or institutions and differentiated by such things as race and gender (possible themes: the state/politics, education, family, war, empire, religion, welfare, employment/labour, crime, migration, poverty, health, culture, consumerism, disabilities)
  • Issues - historical (eg 'What is childhood/adolescence?'); historiographical (eg 'How has the "agenda" for childhood history changed?'); methodological (e.g. 'What are the sources for and the problems involved with researching children's history?')
  • Skills - critical/analytical reading, using primary sources, writing up research
Textbooks
Text books are not required for this paper.
Selected readings will be made available via e-reserve.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
By the end of this paper, students will be able to
  • Outline continuities and differences in the experiences of children and young people across a range of historical periods and geographical/cultural locations
  • Identify and clearly articulate selected themes relevant to childhood history
  • Identify and clearly articulate selected issues in childhood history
  • Locate, interpret and critique appropriate primary and secondary historical materials
  • Design, research, write up and present an essay focusing on a selected and approved topic in childhood history

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Timetable

Second Semester

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

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Wednesday 14:00-15:50 28-34, 36-41
AND
B1 Thursday 13:00-13:50 28-34, 36-41