Child Studies A and B

SACE Stage 1

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Child Studies A and B

Child Studies

SACE Stage 1

10 or 20 credits


This course focuses on children and their development from conception to 8 years. Students have the opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding of young children through individual, collaborative, and practical learning.

Students examine diverse attitudes, values and beliefs about childhood, the care of children, the nature of families, and the changing roles of children in a contemporary consumer society. They explore concepts such as the development, needs, and rights of children, the value of play and the roles of parents and caregivers. They also consider the importance of behaviour management, child nutrition, and the health and well-being of children.

Course Content
Assessment
Overview
There are three areas of study:

  • The Nature of Childhood and the Socialisation and Development of Children
  • Children in Wider Society
  • Children, Rights and Safety

Pathways

Practical Activity 50%
Group Activity 30%
Investigation 20%