January 10, 2013
Professor Rebecca Raby
Tuesdays 11-12 (in office)
Thursdays 11-12 (on-line)
Or by appointment
-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
2. Critical theory
4. Social constructionism
6. Roll Again!
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?
-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?
-How do social institutions and policy reflect beliefs about young people and shape their
-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
• Critical theory
• Constructionist and postmodernist
• 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