In this unit students will engage deeply with the construction of the child, childhood and early childhood education. Students will understand how these conceptualisations have changed over time and across place. Students will critically reflect on the image of the child in the Australian and global context and analyse the positioning of early childhood education in society. The unit will equip students with the ability to discuss the concept of the child, childhood and early childhood education from a sociological perspective.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
Links to relevant texts will be available via VU collaborate.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):