Unit

School Of Education

Contemporary Childhoods (WSTC)Western Sydney University Unit Code: 700289.1

Discipline: TEACHER EDUCATION: EARLY CHILDHOOD

Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Natalie Quinlivan


Equivalent Units
102048 - Contemporary Childhoods

Corequisite

Students enrolled in the combined Diploma/Bachelor courses listed below must pass all College Preparatory units listed in the course structure before progressing to the Year Two units.

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled at Western Sydney University, The College. Students enrolled in extended diploma courses 7146 Diploma in Arts Extended - Pathway to Teaching Birth-5/Birth-12 and 7160 - BDiploma in Arts Extended must pass 40 credit points from the preparatory units listed in the course structure prior to enrolling in this University level unit.


Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2021 Term 1  Yes  Parramatta City Campus-George Street - DAY  Natalie Quinlivan  Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*
2021 Term 2  Yes  Bankstown Campus - DAY  Natalie Quinlivan  Timetable not available  
2021 Term 2  Yes  Parramatta City Campus-George Street - DAY  Natalie Quinlivan  Timetable not available  
2021 Term 2  Yes  The College - Nirimba Education Precinct - DAY  Natalie Quinlivan  Timetable not available  
2021 Term 3  Yes  Bankstown Campus - DAY  Natalie Quinlivan  Timetable not available  
2021 Term 3  Yes  Parramatta City Campus-George Street - DAY  Natalie Quinlivan  Timetable not available  
2021 Term 3  Yes  The College - Nirimba Education Precinct - DAY  Natalie Quinlivan  Timetable not available  

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About this Unit
In contemporary Australia, care and education provided for young children is both diverse and complex, as a result of a range of historical, philosophical, sociological and political factors. In recent years, traditional understandings of how society views “childhood” and the “universal child” have been challenged by new discourses associated with the reconceptualisation of childhood. From an almost exclusive focus on children as the objects of socialisation, the new sociology of childhood is now interpreting children and the experience of childhood as dynamic, social, multiple and relational. Broadening this sociological gaze has led to new approaches in theorising and conceptualising the study of childhood and the social world of the child. This unit will explore a range of approaches and research about the lives of children in historical and contemporary societies and in local and global settings. Students will investigate the multiplicity and social meaning of childhood; the regulating of children and their bodies, including the role of schools and other social institutions; and the cultural and social world of the child, in particular their agency, rights and exclusion. Beyond this, students in this unit will have a chance to explore the ethics and methodological issues of how research on and with children frames the way professionals work with children.


Courses
6017.2Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth-5/Birth-12)CONTINUING
6017.3Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth-5/Birth-12)CONTINUING
6017.4Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth-5/Birth-12)CURRENT
7049.4Diploma in ArtsCONTINUING
7049.5Diploma in ArtsCURRENT
7146.2Diploma in Arts Extended - Pathway to Teaching Birth-5/Birth-12CONTINUING
7146.3Diploma in Arts Extended - Pathway to Teaching Birth-5/Birth-12CURRENT


Specialisations

A7251.1WSTC Arts Extended - Pathway to Teaching Birth-5/Birth-12 - Local Recent School LeaversCONTINUING
A7252.1WSTC Arts Extended - Pathway to Teaching Birth-5/Birth-12 - Non-Credentialed ApplicantsCONTINUING
A7253.1WSTC Arts Extended - Pathway to Teaching Birth-5/Birth-12 - International StudentsCONTINUING
A7275.1WSTC Arts Extended - Pathway to Teaching Birth-5/Birth-12 - Local Recent School LeaversCURRENT
A7276.1WSTC Arts Extended - Pathway to Teaching Birth-5/Birth-12 - Non-Credentialed ApplicantsCURRENT
A7277.1WSTC Arts Extended - Pathway to Teaching Birth-5/Birth-12 - International StudentsCURRENT




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