Contexts of Childhood 1: Parents and Families
Module code: X3237
15 credits in autumn semester
Teaching method: Seminar
Assessment modes: Project
You'll build on and extend your knowledge of children and young people's lives in the context of their families.
You'll develop an holistic and ecological view of children and young people and explore the micro-and meso-systems of children and young people's development and experiences.
You focus on:
- the interactions and relationships between children and young people and their immediate familial and care environments
- the risks and resilience of these contexts and the role that families and other carers can play in promoting resilience and well-being
- concepts of family and family practices, parenting, care, social and cultural capital.
Locating childhood and youth in a family and care context, you'll also cover a range of topics including:
- the concept of 'family' and family diversity
- extended families
- non-parental child-care
- play, leisure and family life
- social inequalities
- disadvantaged families.
Examples will be given from cross-cultural research and links will be made to current developments in policy and practice for/with children and young people and their families.
Module learning outcomes
- Identify the role played by kinship relationships and care environments in children's and young people's development and lived experiences.
- Critically evaluate the impact of policy and practice that focuses on parents and families on children and young people's development and lived experiences.
- Critically reflect on the importance of interprofessional working and identify specific challenges for those working with children, young people and families in a range of contexts.
- Evaluate and communicate ideas and research findings effectively, clearly and fluently by written, oral or visual means, making effective use of ICT.