Socialisation & Identity in Development

Subject 472-121 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable


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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Fifteen hours of intensive contact supported by structured materials for private study
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

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Glenda MacNaughton
Subject Overview:

A study of the individual's construction of a sense of self-focusing on the relationships between social structures such as race, gender, class and sexuality and young children's identity formation. Research-based case studies will be used to explore how contrasting theoretical perspectives, including socialisation theory, explain these relationships. There will be a particular emphasis on the differences between cultural transmission and social construction theories and the influence of modernist and postmodernist understandings of the individual within these theories. This will include tracing the recent shift away from the concepts of socialisation and role to explain identity formation towards the explanatory concepts of discourse subject positioning and subjectivities. The influence of this shift in recent research on young children's identity formation in early childhood will be explored.

Assessment: A 2-hour examination and assignments totalling 2000 words.Resources provided to distance students: students will be provided with a course handbook, subject guide, study guide and a book of readings.
Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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