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Brock University
Child and Youth Studies
Rebecca Raby

Original Lecture = “Cambria” Tuesday, January 7, 2014. Added on notes = “Arial Narrow” Week 1: Wrap­ups Professor Rebecca Raby Today [email protected] I/ Organizational shifts Office Hours: II/ Content shifts Tuesdays 1­2 III/ Thriving in this part of 1F90 Thursdays 11­12  IV/ Key paradigms (Or by appointment) V/ Term 1 wrap­up I/ Organizational shifts I/ Organizational shifts Reading responses  How they are similar: • Must hand in five, but can hand in a sixth  • 5% of final grade How they are different:  • No separate lecture and seminar readings • Reading package and Schissel book • More student­led, critical engagement • Quote, application, evaluation – shifts by seminar and by week (see Sakai, under Term 2 Assignments) • 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! ­ Midterm assignment: Due Feb. 25 & 27 ­ Final exam:  same structure as last term  ­ Powerpoint notes by Mondays at 9pm ­ Other resources: Sakai discussion and chat; drop in clinic  II/ Content shifts New sets of lenses A socio­cultural perspective • Prioritizing context  o How do experiences of childhood, adolescence and youth change by context? o How does our thinking about what childhood, adolescence and youth are about change by context? • Critical lens o What do different theoretical lenses tell us about childhood and youth? Tuesday, January 7, 2014. o How are childhood and youth complicated by class, gender, culture, etc? o How do some people benefit more than others from certain understandings of childhood, youth and  adulthood? • Social policy/action o How do social institutions and policy reflect beliefs about young people and shape their experiences? o How can we make change for the better? III/  Thriving in this part of 1F90 • Come with a ‘beginner’s mind’ • Think and reflect • Ask questions • Do the readings • Take notes… IV/  Key theoretical paradigms (a very large way of looking at the world based on theory) • Modernism • Critical theory • Constructionism and postmodernism A)  Modernism: th th th • At the time of the Middle Ages (12 , 13 , 14 century) = transformations in Western society • We were told how things usually are by priests and we accepted whatever it is that the priest told us = faith-based knowledge • The Enlightenment... • Truth via science • Scientific minds raised many questions during this time • The beginning to modernist thinking and from this perspective, truth was something that one could discover • Emphasis on rationality and reason = rational thinking • Link to progress • The truth is now available to anybody through science • Making the world a better place by using science and reason • Link to rights and equality • Modernism, in general, includes the activities and creations of those who felt the traditional forms of art, architecture, literature, religious faith, social organization and activities of daily life were becoming outdated in the new economic, social, and political environment of an emerging fully industrialized world. Looking at childhood... How can we study young people’s lives empirically? What are t
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