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EQ935 - The Young Child in Context

  • Module code: EQ935
  • Module name: The Young Child in Context
  • Department: Centre for Education Studies
  • Credit: 20, 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

• To explore different perspectives on early childhood in diverse societies, at different times and shaped by different disciplines; • To examine what theories are being used to guide and inform concepts of learning and development; • To identify the dominant methodological approaches and methods being used; • To interrogate the agendas of policy-makers with respect to provision for young children and equitable services for low-income families; • To critically analyse the array of maintained, private, voluntary and independent early childhood settings available and consider the range of services provided (childcare, schooling, learning, family support and early intervention) in terms of quality, access and affordability.

Principal learning outcomes

• Demonstrate awareness that early childhood studies have many discipline discourses; • Recognise that there are dominant theories of child development that have powerfully shaped the way we think about young children and that these are being increasingly challenged by writers with alternative viewpoints; • Understand that political, economic and social factors shape the lives of young children and that there is wide disparity across the world in terms of equality of access to high standards of care and education; • Develop understanding of the role of early childhood services in supporting families; • Demonstrate the ability to explore the relationship between poverty and early childhood services in terms of quality, affordability and accessibility.

Timetabled teaching activities

10 x 3 hour sessions that combine lecture, seminar and workshop activities

Departmental link

https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/ces

Other essential notes

5000 word, or equivalent, assignment for 30 CAT version 4000 word, or equivalent, assignment for 20 CAT version

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
20 CATS (Module code: EQ935-20)
A (Assessed work only) 4000 word essay 100%
30 CATS (Module code: EQ935-30)
A (Assessed work only) 5000 word essay 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core
  • Postgraduate Religions, Society and Education (X3R2) - Year 3
Optional
  • Postgraduate Taught Psychology and Education (C8X3) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Psychology and Education (C8X3) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Psychology and Education (C8X3) - Year 3
  • Postgraduate Taught Psychology and Education (C8X4) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Psychology and Education (C8X4) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Educational Innovation (X31L) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Educational Innovation (X31L) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Educational Innovation (X31L) - Year 3
  • Postgraduate Taught Educational Innovation (X31L) - Year 4
  • Postgraduate Taught Education (Full-time) (X35Q) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Education (Part-time - 2 year) (X35R) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Global Education and International Development (X3AN) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Global Education and International Development (X3AN) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Childhood in Society (X3F1) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Educational Leadership and Management (X3M1) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Educational Leadership and Management (X3M2) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Religions, Society and Education (X3R2) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Religions, Society and Education (X3R2) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught in Islamic Education: Theory and Practice (Full-time) (X3V7) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught in Islamic Education: Theory and Practice (Part-time - 2 years) (X3V9) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Research Doctorate in Education (X3X8) - Year 1