This postgraduate degree offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of childhood and youth ? covering aspects of theory, policy and practice. It's for graduates with a background in childhood and youth studies; sociology; health and social care; anthropology; psychology; or education. It would be particularly relevant for those working with, or aspiring to work with, children and young people, as well as those who want to advance academically and professionally.
This certificate is for graduates from any discipline with a professional or personal interest in childhood and youth studies who wish to deepen their understanding of children's lives and develop critical analysis skills.
If you work with children and young people and wish to enhance your knowledge or would like to move into this field, this postgraduate diploma will deepen your understanding and develop your practice. While there is no work-based requirement, you will get the most out of the qualification if you have access to an appropriate setting. You will explore a wide range of issues within a global context, with featured case studies linking theory to practice, including: the family; the law; children's rights; politicised childhoods; participation and voice issues; consumerist childhoods; education; ethnicity and religion; child criminology; child sexuality; and multi-cultural childhoods. There is a strong focus on multi-agency working and inter-professional practice, and you will learn to use critical tools to analyse policy and to reflect on practice in ways that enable you to develop professionally and meet the diverse and changing needs of children and young people.
What makes young people tick? What shapes and influences children's development? How can the adults who work with children support them more effectively? Childhood and youth studies is one of the UK's fastest growing academic disciplines. The OU is a pioneer in this field and over the last 15 years has developed this wide-ranging interdisciplinary degree for anyone working with children and young people or with a general interest in the field.
Develop your understanding of the factors influencing and issues facing children and young people in a range of social and cultural contexts. This engaging and wide-ranging interdisciplinary diploma is for anyone working with children and young people or with a general interest in the field. You'll investigate policies, practices and issues affecting the lives of children and young people across a range of settings ? developing your knowledge, your analytical skills and improving your practice.
Interested in how social, cultural and psychological influences impact on the lives of children and young people? This engaging and wide-ranging interdisciplinary certificate is for anyone working with children and young people or with a general interest in the field. You'll investigate policies, practices and issues affecting the lives of children and young people across a range of settings ? developing your knowledge, your analytical skills and improving your practice.
This module asks the question ?What does it mean to be a child or young person in today's world?? Explore children and young people's everyday lives (ages 0?23) and gain deeper insight into contemporary childhood and youth studies. You'll examine diverse experiences of childhood and youth in the UK and across the world, looking at topics including identity, disability, gender, and climate change. Do you work with or aspire to work with children and young people? We've designed it for anyone with an interest in the field of childhood and youth studies.
This module explores key themes in the development of children through the early years, middle childhood and into adolescence, covering attachment, identity, emotions, representation and communication. The module integrates a range of approaches from developmental psychology and childhood studies, and makes extensive use of audio and video material, including a number of specially made documentary films. The module will be of interest to students of psychology, early years, and childhood and youth, and any student interested in theories and contemporary research in developmental psychology, including the influences of family and culture.
Studying E822 completes the MA qualification by conducting dissertation study in one of two forms. The focus for the dissertation will be negotiated with tutor support early in the module to ensure that it's relevant to the qualification you're studying towards. The research can then be carried out either as a small-scale investigation, which will involve data collection in a relevant setting, or as an extended proposal, which will build a research design to form a proposal from an extended analysis of relevant literature. Either form of dissertation has the potential to inform practice and/or further enquiry, including doctoral study.
This free course will
introduce you to the many ways of working with children in trouble with the
law. You will learn about the emergence of the youth justice system in England
and Wales and how it has changed over the years. A comparative approach provides
opportunities to learn about the approaches taken in Northern Ireland and
Scotland. You will explore topical issues surrounding young people and crime,
such as how rates of victimisation and offending vary, with particular
reference to the ways age, gender, race and social class shape young people’s
experience of crime.
This online module continues the development of the critical, practical and analytical skills you need to work as a professionally qualified youth worker. This work-based learning module builds on the knowledge, skills and practice developed in earlier work-based learning modules. You must complete a minimum of 176 hours of direct practice with young people over the duration of the module ? approximately six hours of face-to-face practice a week. You will also need your organisation's permission to do work-based learning to study this module.