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EQ305 - Masculinities, Fatherhood and Young Children

  • Module code: EQ305
  • Module name: Masculinities, Fatherhood and Young Children
  • Department: Centre for Education Studies
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

• 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

Departmental link

https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/ces/prospective/edstudies/coursestructure

Module assessment

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%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core

N/A

Optional

N/A