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Lecture 1

CHYS 1F90 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Social Inequality, Critical Thinking


Department
Child and Youth Studies
Course Code
CHYS 1F90
Professor
Shauna Pomerantz
Lecture
1

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Lecture 1- Sociocultural Perspective
Developmental:
Cognition/emotion
Ages/stages
Inside out
Universal way of viewing young people
Socio-cultural:
Relational self
Interconnected
Outside in
Contextual way of viewing young people
Critical lens: political, powerful, passionate, pushing boundaries
Critical thinking
Challenging truths:
oQuestioning commonsense
oNot taking something at face value
oChallenging your own beliefs
oUsing analytical skills
Socio: society/social
How we are organized:
Shared social space
Rules and laws
Borders and boundaries
Safety and comfort
Inclusion and exclusion
Culture
How we make meaning in society:
oTools of belonging
oRituals and routines
oEthnicity, religion, nationhood
oFood, style, music, beliefs, values
oWay of life
What is a socio-cultural perspective?
Exploring: social relations, social structures, social inequality, social justice
What else is a socio-cultural perspective?
Exploring:
Privilege/oppression
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