Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 24 hours |
Total Time Commitment: 125 hours
|Recommended Background Knowledge:|| Recommended |
Study Period Commencement:
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||Attendance at all classes (tutorial/seminars/practical classes/lectures/labs) is obligatory. Failure to attend 80% of classes will normally result in failure in the subject.|
CoordinatorDr Kylie Smith
ContactEducation Student Centre
|Subject Overview:||Contemporary international research is calling for the early childhood field and education more broadly, to reconceptualise their understandings of children as innocent and malleable to an image that supports children as sophisticated agentic builders and negotiators of identities. In this subject students will study major issues in how the young child as learner is understood through examining current early childhood research from different disciplinary areas including the new sociology of childhood, socio-cultural theory, developmental theory, linguistics, postmodern and postcolonial theory. Students will negotiate a study program of classes, reading and investigative work to develop an in-depth case study of a major contemporary issue or debate about early childhood identities in the 21st century. |
|Objectives:||On completion of this subject students will be able to: |
|Assessment:||Assignment requirements are connected to the development of an in-depth case study: |
One essay of 1,500 words introducing the major contemporary issue or debate due mid-semester (25%)
One class presentation of case study due last two sessions of subject (equivalent to 1500 words, 25%)
One essay of 2,000 words that further develops case study and response due during the examination period (50%)
|Prescribed Texts:||Reading booklet will be provided|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:||On completion of this subject students will be able to: |
Master of Education (Stream 100B)Coursework |
Master of Education (Stream 150)
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