A critical examination of the ways in which political, cultural and educational contexts shape the institutions of childhood for young children.
Using a sociocultural perspective, the course examines a selection of key concepts
in childhood studies.
The paper will appeal to anyone who is interested in how sociocultural and political contexts influence the education and wellbeing of young children.
|Paper title||The Institutions of Childhood|
|Points||18 points 18 points|
|Teaching period(s)||First Semester, First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$829.65|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,656.70|
- EDUC 101 or EDUC 102 or 108 points
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- With approval, students who have passed EDUC 105 prior to 2017 may be admitted without the normal prerequisite.
- Dr Ruth Gasson
- Teaching staff
- Paper Coordinator: Dr Ruth Gasson (Dunedin)
Other staff: Dr Alex Gunn (Dunedin); Dr Michael Gaffney (Dunedin); Meredith Kelly (Southland)
- Recommended Text:
Higgins, N. & Freeman, C. (Eds.) (2013) Childhoods: Growing up in Aotearoa New Zealand. NZ: University of Otago Press.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding,
Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
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- Learning Outcomes
- Students will be able to:
- Understand the changing context of rearing, caring and educating young children in New Zealand and international settings
- Appraise the politics of ideology in shaping and transforming the institutions of childhood both within and outside of the family
- Investigate current theories of learning and development and controversial issues impacting on the experience of children within the institutions of childhood.