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Families in Context - ECED820

The overarching aim of this unit is to examine the implications of diversity in family values and the value of family 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 family values in the 21st century. Drawing on a variety of resources, including diverse 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 contemporary experiences and practices of families and children in Australia and abroad.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

S1 External - Session 1, External ((with on-campus sessions))

Staff Contact(s): Dr Fay Hadley

Admission to MTeach(Birth to Five Years) or MEChild or MEd or MEdLead or PGDipEdS or MIndigenousEd or GradDipIndigenousEd or MSpecEd or PGCertSpEd or GradCertEChild or GradCertEdS Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): ECED720, ECED840, ECHX820
Unit Designation(s):
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Educational Studies

Faculty of Human Sciences

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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