HMDEV201-19B (HAM)

Adolescent Development

15 Points

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Te Kura Toi Tangata Faculty of Education
Te Oranga Human Development and Movement Studies

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Paper Description

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The paper promotes a critical study of theories specific to the developmental stage of adolescence. It introduces theories of adolescence that have been promoted by a range of theorists over time, and considers how these may be socially and culturally constructed. Current discourses about adolescence - and how these may shape identity and behaviour - are also explored.
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Paper Structure

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This paper is taught over a 12 week semester and covers both classic theories of lifespan development as they apply to adolescence as well as contemporary issues/challenges. Content is delivered via weekly lectures (2 hours per week) and tutorials (1 hour per week). All lectures and tutorials will be delivered by Sonja Ellis (sonja.ellis@waikato.ac.nz). You are expected to attend all lectures and tutorial sessions; and to complete any specified preparation in advance of tutorials. There is no set textbook for this paper. Instead you will be expected to complete a series of readings as specified on the Reading List for this paper. In addition to these prescribed readings, you will be expected to independently seek out additional reading from academic sources to support you in the preparation and completion of assessed work.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • understand the major theories relating to adolescent development and how they may contribute to current understandings of adolescent behaviour
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  • demonstrate a critical awareness of how these ideas (discourses) about adolescence may be active in current issues often associated with adolescent behaviour
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  • relate the theories - and the critique of these theories - to the lived experience of adolescents
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  • express in a written format an understanding and critical viewpoint about socially available notions specific to adolescent development.
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  • interact and work collaboratively with other students to enhance group understandings.
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Assessment

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HMDEV201is fully internally assessed. To pass the paper, all assessments listed here should be attempted.

  • The two written assignments - essay and reflective journal (Outcomes 1, 2, 3 and 4)
  • The online test (Outcomes 1 and 2)
  • Attendance at - and participation in - the lecture/tutorial sessions (Outcome 5)
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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Assessment 1: Essay
5 Aug 2019
11:30 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Assessment 2: Critically Reflective Journal
30 Sep 2019
11:30 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Assessment 3: Online Test (3 parts)
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Assessment 4: Tutorial Participation
10
  • In Class: In Tutorial
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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There is no required textbook for this course.

Essential reading is specified in the Reading List for this Paper (Available via the University of Waikato library) - All readings on this list are available electronically. Students will be expected to source additional reading for assignments and further exploration.
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Recommended Readings

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Santrock's (2015) textbook Adolescence provides a relatively comprehensive overview of theory and research on most topics covered in this paper. You can access this textbook electronically at https://ebookcentral-proquest-com.ezproxy.waikato.ac.nz/lib/waikato/detail.action?docID=5493843). This textbook is very US-focused, so you are encouraged to supplement any reading you do from this textbook with academic articles written by New Zealand researchers.

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Online Support

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You will be using Moodle. All material (including lectures, tutorials, messages, updates and focused discussions) will be located there.
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Workload

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This is a Level 2 course worth 15 points. This equates to approximately 10 hours of study per week including taught sessions, independent study and completion of assignments. Keep these expectations in mind to help you to organise your study time effectively.

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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: HDCO100, HMDEV100, PSYC102, PSYCH101, TEHD100 or TEEDU102

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: HDCO200

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