HMDEV301-20G (NET)

Critical Issues for Youth in the 21st Century

15 Points

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Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education

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Paper Description

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In this paper we will engage with theory, research, and practice around contemporary issues relating to young people in Aotearoa. Taking a critical stance underpinned by social constructionism, critical social psychology, and discourse analysis; this paper engages with current international theory and research, evaluating its relevance to the New Zealand context. As well as exploring a range of topics and issues relevant to young people in Aotearoa today, this paper also encourages both critical self-reflection and the application of knowledge to applied settings.

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Paper Structure

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This paper is taught over a 4-week summer school period and covers a range of contemporary issues relevant to young people (i.e. tweens, teens, emerging adults) in Aotearoa today. As this is a 300 level paper, it focuses on key issues (e.g. the impact of media on young people's subjectivity; mental health and youth suicide prevention) with specific reference to 'at risk' groups (e.g. LGBTIQ youth; Rangatahi, migrant youth) and topics related to working with young people in the 'real world'.

As the paper is taught solely online, all content is delivered via Moodle. For each topic you will be expected to complete specific activities (e.g. set reading, activities, online discussions) as specified on the Moodle site; and to complete the assessments. The tutor will engage with you through regular announcements and the online discussions; and will also respond to individual queries around the assessments.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an improved understanding of changes and debates in the theory and research in human development on the topics covered.
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  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the way different cultures and theories describe human development.
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  • Show increased understanding of research methodologies within development to enable more effective reading of research findings in published studies.
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  • Demonstrate a personally relevant critique of research in one area of development based on ideas covered in the paper.
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Assessment

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It is strongly advised that you complete ALL assessments. You must achieve an overall mark of at least 50% to pass the paper

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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. Assignment 1: Scholarly Reflection
25 Nov 2020
11:30 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Assignment 2: Literature Review
7 Dec 2020
11:30 PM
35
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Assignment 3: Report
14 Dec 2020
11:30 PM
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Online Participation
10
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 set textbook for this paper. Students will be expected to complete a series of 'essential readings' across the trimester relating to topics covered on the paper. All readings can be accessed electronically from the library via the Reading List for this paper. Direct access to the reading list is provided via Moodle, but it can also be accessed via the Reading Lists tab on the library homepage: https://www.waikato.ac.nz/library/.

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Recommended Readings

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Recommended texts for this paper are listed in a separate section of the Reading List. These are useful for undertaking wider reading, and as a starting place when undertaking preparatory work for assessments. Students will be expected to undertake their own literature searches for academic sources to cite in their assessments.
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Online Support

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This is a NET paper and is therefore delivered entirely online with support via Moodle. Online web address: http://elearn.waikato.ac.nz/ or you can click on the Moodle link on the university home page.

Resources directly related to the content of this paper are available via Moodle. Support with sourcing and referencing literature for assessments can be accessed via the Study and Research section of the library website (https://www.waikato.ac.nz/library/). Resources and support with all aspects of your academic studies can be accessed via the Student Learning website (https://www.waikato.ac.nz/teaching-and-learning/student-learning).

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Workload

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This is a Level 3 paper worth 15 points towards your degree and University regulations stipulate an expected total workload of 150 hours. You should therefore be spending approximately 37.5 hours per week on this paper. These specified hours include both set online engagement and 'out of class' work (e.g. organisation of lecture notes, additional reading, preparation of assignments, etc). Keep these expectations in mind, and organise your study time effectively.

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Linkages to Other Papers

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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: Either HDCO100, HMDEV100 or TEHD100, TEEDU102 and 15 points at 200 level in any subject.

Corequisite(s)

Equivalent(s)

Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: HDCO300

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