TEAC 1013 Everyday Childhoods

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 102665

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Description In this unit students will engage in an exploration of what it means to be a child in a postmodern world and how different theoretical approaches influence ways of understanding children's lives. 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, their sense of self, their body and their way of understanding their 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 reflect on a child's individuality and emerging identity.

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Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 1 subject


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Quiz 20 item multiple choice/short answer 20 N Individual
Summary 1,200 words 40 N Individual
Critical Review 1,200 words 40 N Individual

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