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Families in Context is an online unit provided by Macquarie University and Open Universities Australia which examines the role of family values in the 21st century. The unit places an emphasis on diversity, and considers how families function differently in a wide range of contexts and from varying perspectives.
Your own experiences will be incorporated, as you will be asked to reflect upon how your own family values have shaped your perspective on working with families and children. This will be counter-pointed against a wider and more general consideration of the socio-cultural, economic and political contexts which affect families in the 21st century. Some of these considerations may include families with refugee backgrounds, Indigenous children and their perspectives on kinship and what family means, as well as children with parents who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.
Finally, you will learn how to apply more theoretical concepts to the practicalities of working with families, and consider how an awareness of families in context can support early childhood teaching practices.
In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into the following course:
In the Families and Context unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a core requirement in the following course:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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Families in Context is a vital unit for those seeking to pursue a career dealing with young children. By learning about the diverse ways different contexts can affect family patterns and values, you will equip yourself with the skills to deal with a wide range of situations as a teacher and professional educator.
Want more information about the career benefits of this unit? Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.
If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
Want more information about the career benefits of this course?
Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.