HMDEV501-21A (NET)

Development of Children and Young People: International Perspectives

30 Points

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Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education

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Paper Description

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This paper provides an interdisciplinary approach to the study of children and young people's development from birth to 18 years. It discusses research perspectives on optimal development for children and young people within familial, educational, and broader social contexts in both contemporary and historical societies. Students will be invited to consider implications for the work of professionals such as educators, social workers, policy makers, and health specialists.
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Paper Structure

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This paper is taught fully online in Semester 1, 2021. Each week, students will explore a different topic or region of the world in order to gain insight into children and young people's development from birth to 18 years. Individual or group Zoom sessions will be held in response to student need. The paper will be supported by weekly content, including topic notes, course readings, Panoptos, and group discussions.

To successfully complete and pass this paper, students need to:

  • Participate in all online discussions and activities, and the sharing of ideas and experiences
  • Read the relevant readings from the reading list
  • Complete all assignments to a satisfactory standard
  • Achieve an overall pass of 50% for assessed work
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • Describe interdisciplinary approaches to the study of children and young people from birth to 18 years.
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  • Examine the differences between mainstream discourses highlighting children and young people's development from birth to 18 years.
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  • Critique some commonly held assumptions about optimal development for children and young people within familial, educational and broader social contexts in contemporary and historical societies.
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  • Critically evaluate research and policies that influence child and youth development.
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  • Analyse implications of research, policy, and discourse for the work of professionals such as educators, social workers, policy makers, and health and well-being specialists.
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Assessment

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Students will be working towards every learning outcome throughout the semester. Online resources, group discussions, and readings will facilitate the learning in this paper. All of the learning outcomes will be assessed continuously throughout the semester through weekly discussions and formal assessment.
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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. Snapshot Into Your Childhood
10 Mar 2021
11:30 PM
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Policy Evaluation Essay
31 Mar 2021
11:30 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Book Review
28 Apr 2021
11:30 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Journal
11 Jun 2021
11:30 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
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. A reading list is available that includes the essential and optional readings for this paper. All readings on this list are available electronically. You can access the reading list, and the readings themselves, via the Reading List section on Moodle or via the Reading Lists tab on the library homepage https://www.waikato.ac.nz/library/
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Other Resources

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You will need to source your own material depending on the topics you wish to explore for the assessments. There is considerable choice within assessment topics, and students are expected to carry out their own library searches for appropriate materials.

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Online Support

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Links to online support are available in on the Moodle site.
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Workload

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This is a 500 level paper (30 points). The minimum workload expected for a paper at this level is 300 hours. Time spent will include:

  • Participating regularly in group discussions on Moodle
  • Completing the readings
  • Finding and reading additional information in order to complete the assignments
  • Thinking, reflecting on, and discussing key ideas
  • Preparing responses to questions in the weekly discussions
  • Completing the assignments
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Linkages to Other Papers

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This 500 level paper draws on and contributes to graduate study and research within Human Development, Education and other related subjects. For details please see the University Calendar or talk to the lecturer.
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Restricted papers: HDCO503

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