This course offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of childhood and youth underpinned by a commitment to integrated practice. It is ideal if you want to enhance your knowledge of this area, whether you're already working in the field or planning to do so. You'll begin by exploring the family; law; children's rights; politicised childhoods; participation and voice issues; consumerist childhoods; education; ethnicity and religion; child criminology; child sexuality; and multi-cultural childhoods within a worldwide context, using case studies linking theory to practice. Finally, an extended piece of writing will help you examine the changing policy, organisational, personal and professional contexts of work with children and young people.
Key features of the course
• Equips you with the critical tools to analyse policy and to reflect on your own practice
• Designed to help you develop professionally and meet the diverse and changing needs of children and young people
• A strong focus on multi-agency working and inter-professional practice
• Offers a choice between a short research project or literature review.
Learning outcomes, teaching and assessment
The learning outcomes of this qualification are described in four areas:
• Knowledge and understanding
• Cognitive skills
• Practical and professional skills
• Key skills