9.4 Working together with children: Stirling
This course explores a wide range of children's experiences, a number of different services and interviews with a number of key practitioners. It features voluntary as well as statutory work with children and tries to capture some of the details of everyday life for children, parents and practitioners.
The associated video material features children, practitioners and practice in the Plus organisation based in Stirling, Scotland. Looking at the overview of the Plus organisation will give you an idea of the kinds of issues and debates that are examined in this course.
The video clips will enable you to develop an analytical approach to contexts of practice. We will be using them throughout the course to illustrate and explore ideas, issues and debates, and to stimulate discussion and reflection among students.
To access this material click on the course link below. It leads to a separate OpenLearn course and will open in a new window.
(10 study hours)
By the end of this free course you should be able to:
acquire and critically apply the research, analytical and evaluative skills needed for effective practice and the promotion of equality across universal and specialist services for children;
develop a skilled, dynamic and ethical approach to working with children;
understand and analyse the contributions of different approaches to the study of children, childhood and families, and recognise the potential for uncertainty, ambiguity and limits to knowledge of the subject;
organise, synthesise and interrogate opinions and arguments associated with issues related to children and childhood.