Childhood Practice: Global Perspectives EDUC2005

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Education
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 2 (SCQF level 8)
  • Typically Offered: Summer
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

A comparative study of growing up in two different societies.


Will be delivered through 2 input days plus 1 self-study day during Summer however self-study booklet and tasks will be available on Moodle from January for students to engage with.

Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses



This course will be assessed in two parts.


Students will present a comparison of two different Childhood Practice systems, highlighting positive and negative aspects of each. (equivalent 1000 word) 40 %


Students will complete an assignment that examines Childhood Practice systems in two different countries, considering the national frameworks and support for provision. Students must also consider the wider issues that affect provision, such as the local culture, economic conditions, and underlying philosophies. (1,500 words +/-10%) 60%

Course Aims

The course aims to enable students to:

compare and contrast non-compulsory services for children aged 0-16 that support children and families in two countries

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

At the end of the course, students will be able to:

consider a number of comparisons on growing up in two different contemporary societies around the world

demonstrate knowledge of two national frameworks with respect to local cultures, economic conditions, and underlying philosophies

present a comparison of a child's route through two Childhood Practice systems

draw comparisons that highlight potential positive and negative aspects of children's experiences in each system

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

100% attendance of 2 formal contact days.
Participation in formative assessment task.

Submission of both the summative and formative assessment tasks.