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Lecture 1- Introduction

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Brock University
Child and Youth Studies
Rebecca Raby

1 CHYS 1F90 January 10, 2013 Re-Introductions Professor Rebecca Raby Office Hours: Tuesdays 11-12 (in office) Thursdays 11-12 (on-line) Or by appointment Organizational shifts Reading responses -No separate lecture and seminar readings -Reading package and Schissel -More student-led, critical engagement -Quote, comparison, evaluation – shifting by seminar and by week (sheet on Sakai) -Maximum of 200 words -One response and the quiz before the reading week! Week 5: mini quiz response in seminar 1. Modernism 2. Critical theory 3. Ideology 4. Social constructionism 5. Discourse 6. Roll Again! Content shifts  New sets of lenses A socio-cultural perspective • Prioritizing context -How do experiences of childhood, adolescence and youth change by context? -How does our thinking about what childhood, adolescence and youth are about change by context? •Critical lens -What do diverse lenses tell us about childhood and youth? -How are childhood and youth complicated by class, gender, culture, etc? -How do some people benefit more than others over certain understandings of childhood, youth and adulthood? •Social policy/action -How do social institutions and policy reflect beliefs about young people and shape their experiences? -How can we make broader change for the better? 2 Thriving in this part of 1F90 • Come with a ‘beginner’s mind’ • Think and reflect • Ask questions • Do the readings • Take notes Key paradigms • Modernist • Critical theory • Constructionist and postmodernist A) Modernism • Linked to the Enlightenment • Dominant way of looking at our society • Truth via science • Emphasis on rationality and reason • Link to progress • Link to rights and equality
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