School Of Education

Being a ChildWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 102045.1


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 1

Credit Points: 10

Equivalent Units
700272 - Being a Child (WSTC)

About this Unit
In this unit students will engage in an exploration of what it means to be a child in a postmodern world. Alongside questions of how gender, sexuality, ethnicity, 'race', language, class, ability and religion are constituted through a child’s identity, students will explore the notion of a child’s subjectivity. A child’s subjectivity is the conscious and unconscious thoughts and emotions of the child, her sense of herself, her body and her way of understanding her relationship to the world. Building on this knowledge, students will also explore the four key child-environment identities of the physical child, the social child, the learning child and the natural child and by analysing a variety of scholarly and non-scholarly texts around the child’s body and behaviour will seek to reflect on a child’s individuality and emerging identity.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Access to Internet

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