Undergraduate Course: Children and the Family (EDUA10158)
|School||Moray House School of Education
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||Students will develop a general understanding of the cognitive, physical and social development of children and young people (aged 0-16). This will be related to specific contexts (e.g. family and school) and to specific relationships (e.g. friends, parents, teachers and siblings).
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| On completion of this module students will be able to:
- Critically appraise theories of child development.
- Critically appraise sociological and anthropological theories of family & childhood and the evolution of patterns of care and early years education.
- Demonstrate knowledge of and compare different contexts of family and learning (e.g. family and school) and a variety of family types (e.g. those described in disability studies).
- Compare, contrast and synthesise different ideas concerning power relations within the family and the role of actors who contribute to a child's development (including children).
- Demonstrate reflexivity when critically evaluating practical examples and case studies of professional interaction with children and parents.
- Demonstrate knowledge of different social policy relating to families and state.
|Canavan, J., Dolan, P. & Pinkerton, J. (eds) (2006) Family Support as Reflective Practice. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.|
Canavan, J., Dolan, P. and Pinkerton, J. (eds) (2000) Family Support - Direction from Diversity. London: Jessica Kingsley.
Mayall, B. (1996) Children, Health and the Social Order. Buckingham: Open University Press
Foley, P. & Rixon, (eds) (2008) A. Changing children's services - working and learning together. Bristol: Policy Press.
McKie L, Cunningham-Burley S. (eds) (2005) Families in Society: Boundaries and Relationships. Bristol: The Policy Press
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Ms Marlies Kustatscher
|Course secretary||Mrs Alison Macleary
Tel: (0131 6)51 6382