- Module code: EQ305
- Module name: Masculinities, Fatherhood and Young Children
- Department: Centre for Education Studies
- Credit: 15
Module content and teaching
• Develop students’ understanding of the concept of masculinities • Deepen students’ knowledge of men as fathers (its common aspects and cross-cultural dimensions); • Enable students to examine perspectives on fatherhood and its relationship with the well-being of young children; • Enable students to understand the development of the various roles that fathers can play in the lives of young children; • Analyse relevant variables influencing fatherhood and its associated roles; • Examine the broader roles of men in early childhood; • Develop strategic alternatives to get men/fathers involved in early childhood development and in young children’s settings.
Principal learning outcomes
• Demonstrate critical understanding of the main theoretical concepts of masculinities and roles associated with men as fathers • Reflect critically on the roles of fathers with special reference to their importance in the lives of young children • Demonstrate with knowledge and understanding the various roles fathers can play in the lives of young children • Discuss with understanding the effects of dysfunctional parenting of fathers and its related effects on young children’s development • Examine critically strategies for fathers’ involvement in early years settings • Examine critically policy strategies for male involvement in services for children and their families • Use a range of research skills appropriate to the discipline in order to interrogate database and library resources. • Interrogate positions on fatherhood and fathers involvement in services for children and their families • Reflect critically on how father’s involvement can impact on children’s development.
Timetabled teaching activities
30 hours of lectures and seminars
|Assessment group||Assessment name||Percentage|
|15 CATS (Module code: EQ305-15)|
|A (Assessed work only)||3000 word essay||100%|
|B (Examination only)||3 hour examination (Summer)||100%|
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