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|
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$868.95|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,656.70|
- One 200-level EDUC paper
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- May not be credited together with EDUC 331 passed in 2014 or 2015.
- 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
- 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.
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- 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