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Families in Context - ECED720

The unit is relevant to students aspiring towards leadership positions working with children, families and communities and are interested in doing higher degree research. The overarching aim of this unit is to raise awareness of diversity in family values and the value of families across a range of contexts. Over the course of the unit, we will consider the role of socio-cultural, economic and political contexts in shaping family life and values in the 21st century. Drawing on a variety of resources, including media, academic publications and reflections on personal experiences, we will explore changing family lives and the extent to which traditional, largely Western-based, images of 'family' life reflect the daily experiences/practices of families and children in Australia and abroad. There will be an emphasis on both an understanding of advanced concepts as well as their application in research and/or professional environments.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

S1 External - Session 1, External (On-campus dates: Voluntary)

Staff Contact(s): Dr Fay Hadley

Admission to MRes  Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): ECED820, ECED840
Unit Designation(s):
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Educational Studies

Faculty of Human Sciences

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