Contemporary Perspectives On Children And Childhoods EDUC5036

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Education
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

Examination of the changes in understanding of the concept of childhood and its impact upon children's lives.

Timetable

Every three weeks on a Saturday

Requirements of Entry

A first degree or equivalent

Excluded Courses

None

Assessment

Assessment:

The assignment is in two parts.

 

Students will write a narrative that discusses the impact and influence of rights for children (UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, 1989) and examines the implementation of children's rights in two different contemporary societies.(800 =/-10%) 20%

 

Draw on a wide range of sources to examine one concept of childhood, which has evolved mapping how this relates to the changing understandings and conceptualisation of childhood. (1600) 40%

 

Students will write a narrative that discusses the range of understandings of childhood in contemporary society and how these influence our understanding of children in Childhood Practice. Students will identify the values implicit in contemporary documentation and legislation on children's rights, and consider how this documentation and legislation affects and influences Childhood Practice. (1600 words +/-10%) 40%

Course Aims

Aims:

This course aims to:

Enhance students' understanding of contemporary theories and concepts of childhood.

Raise the general level of knowledge and understanding of the rights of the child, particularly as defined in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989).

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

Discuss the range of understandings of childhood in contemporary society and how these influence our understanding of children in Childhood Practice.

 

Discuss the impact and influence of rights for children (UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, 1989) and examine the implementation of children's rights in different contemporary societies.

 

Identify the values implicit in contemporary documentation and legislation on children's rights.

 

Consider how documentation and legislation on children's rights affect.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Attendance at course and successful completion of assessment tasks.