This online Reconceptualising Children unit from Griffith University and Open Universities Australia puts a strong emphasis on developing your critical and analytical skills. Throughout the course of this unit you will identify and explain how representations of children, and their identity throughout childhood, has changed over time. You will further use these skills to compare and contrast the different theories as to how identity is formed during childhood.
By studying this unit you will also enhance your understanding of the critical role adults play in supporting children to develop positive identities from a young age. This will allow you to create learning experiences that facilitate opportunities for growth and personal development.
The unit examines the Early Years Learning Framework for Australia, and makes links across this and other relevant frameworks and teaching experiences.
You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed the following unit before, or an academic equivalent:
Reconceptualising Children, Childhood and Identity
Areas of study
In this Reconceptualising Children unit, the topics you will study include:
Changing notions of children and childhood
Young children's formation of identity
Being and becoming: the child as citizen
Implications for early childhood policy and practices
This unit is not currently a core requirement in any courses. 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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Through this unit, you will prepare a report on the opportunities for active citizenship and identity development in the context of an early years classroom. This can be a hugely important area of study for anyone wishing to develop a career in education, or take an academic perspective on childhood development.
You will understand how representations of children and childhood have changed across contexts, and over time, and how these cultural changes impact on the role of adults in supporting the development of positive identities. The unit will cover relevant aspects of education frameworks in Australia, including making links between Belonging, Being and Becoming: The Early Years Learning Framework and other pertinent frameworks and literature.
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Reconceptualising Children from Griffith University.
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Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
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Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.
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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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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!
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).
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