Project #71419 - education master

Recall memories of your own childhood and make a post about these on the discussion board. Respond to the posts of others, and compare memories in order to comment on the diversity (or not) of childhoods.(100 word)

37 33 16 Week 2: Contemporary Images of Childhood

Select and describe one contemporary image of a child that you have found in a magazine, in advertising, in the news, or on a television show. Describe how children are positioned in that particular image and compare/discuss how children are portrayed generally by the media today. Relate your perspective to theories from the readings.(150 word)

18 18 14 Week 3: Protecting Children

Do a little Google search for the following terms: cottonwool kids; nature-deprived kids; risk-averse parents; helicopter parents; and consider what has happened in today’s world in relation to protecting children. How do you position yourself as a parent (or potential parent)? How have schools/centres responded?(150 word)

16 15 11 Week 4: Sense of Identity

Read about OUTCOME 1: CHILDREN HAVE A STRONG SENSE OF IDENTITY (pp. 20-24) in Belonging, Being and Becoming and consider how the related Outcomes, Principles and Practices align/don’t align with the contemporary theories and perspectives that have underpinned your reading in Module 1 and 2.(150 word)

5 5 5 Week 5: Formation of Identity

Consider aspects of peer culture that appear to influence young children’s formation of identity (eg clothes; toys; behaviour). Find a web image that represents this influence (copy and paste the url for others to see) and discuss whether you consider it to be a positive or negative influence on young children’s identity formation.(150 word)

8 8 5 Week 6: Brooker & Woodhead [Reading Response]

Choose one of the themes in the developing positive identities series (Brooker & Woodhead) to report .Invite others to respond.(100 word)

4 4 4 Week 7: Definitions of Citizenships

Discuss whether you think the Inter-Agency policy and program guide is likely to be effective in countries where child labour is used. Do you think it provides opportunities for children to exercise agency?(150 word)

4 4 4 Week 8: Children as Active Citizens [Reading response]

Discuss two examples of children as active citizens.
Do either of these represent a participatory view of children’s active citizenship as outlined by Jans (2004) or Golombek (2006)? Explain why.

  • Jans, M. (2004). 'Children as citizens : towards a contemporary notion of child participation', Childhood, vol. 11 no. 1, pp. 27-44 | Reading from Week 7: Defining citizenship 
  • Golombek, S. (2006). Children as citizens. Journal of Community Practice,14(1), 11- 30 | Reading from Week 7: The Child as citizen(150 word)

5 5 4 Week 9: Active Citizenship in the Classroom

Review the contributions and discussions on the Discussion Board and start to think about what a classroom that fosters active citizenship should look like/feel like/sound like.

Consider the following aspects:

  • The physical environment including resources
  • The lesson or learning experience and its intended or actual outcomes
  • The role (teaching approach) of the teacher (also consider who has voice; who is taking agency; who holds the power)
  • The role of the children

Post your ideas as dot points. Comment on the ideas of others: Do you agree (not agree) with them? Discuss.(150 word)



3 3 3 Week 10: McGrath et al [Reading response]

Discuss which (if any) of the competencies children developed/demonstrated in the chapter by:

McGrath, G, McGrath, Z, Parsons, S, Smith, K, Swan, G & Saitta, S 2008, "You're not going to like this but..." Learning to hear children as experts in early childhood classrooms', in MacNaughton, G, Hughes, P & Smith, K, Young children as active citizens : principles, policies and pedagogies, Cambridge Scholars, Newcastle, pp. 148-159 | Reading from Week 8: Citizen competencies(200 word)

2 2 2 Week 11: Teaching Approaches

Ask yourself what are the commonalities /differences amongst characteristics of teaching approaches that foster the development of competencies and provide opportunities for active citizenship? Post your thoughts to the Discussion Board and comment on the ideas of others.(150 word)

0 0 0 Week 12: Family-School Partnership

What does this look like in practice? Think of an example where a family-school partnership (real or potential) has the characteristics outlined in the dot points above. Share on the Discussion Board.

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