Global Childhoods

Module code: X3251
Level 6
15 credits in autumn semester
Teaching method: Seminar
Assessment modes: Coursework

This module will take up issues of social justice relating to childhood and youth. It will critically engage with international policies that relate to childhood and youth, questioning both their origins and assumptions. It will interrogate the assumptions of normative childhoods and explore the locations of childhood at home, school and work. The module will explore what childhood means in different cultural contexts as well as challenges for those who are displaced during childhood including unaccompanied migrant and refugee children. A series of comparative case studies will be explored.

Module learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate critical understanding of social justice issues relating to childhood and youth in different contexts
  • Demonstrate engagement with international and national policy texts relating to childhood and youth
  • Show engagement with research with respect to its methodological and theoretical approaches
  • Demonstrate the capacity to construct a reflexive and well-supported argument