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Minor Challenging youth

Minor Challenging youth

ECTS: 15 or 30

Code: MIPA15 or MIPA30

Content

Our English-language elective programme aims to acquaint students with the contribution that the pedagogical sciences make to analyses of and interventions in issues that may arise in child-rearing, collectivised in the notion of ‘challenging youth’.This process of familiarisation is done by presenting students with a dual set of perspectives on challenging youth. On the one hand, historical, theoretical, intercultural and socio-scientific conceptual resources—including for example gender and ethnicity—are deployed to show students a highly diverse and transnationally recognisable area of pedagogical care. On the other hand, typically Dutch forms of orthopedagogisch or special needs responses are introduced that address problems by actively intervening in the national system of education, schooling and youth care.

Students may opt for a minor of 15 ECTS or 30 ECTS. One 15 ECTS minor is taught in semester 1a, and one 15 ECTS minor is taught in semester 1b. The 30 ECTS minor comprises the entire first semester (1a+1b).

Programme

Course name

(Progress) code

ECTS

Compulsory/Optional

Block

Introduction to challenging behaviour in youth

PAMIN01

1

Compulsory

semester I a

Issues in child-rearing and challenging behaviour

PAMIN09

9

Compulsory

semester I a

International history of educational ambitions

PAMIN08

5

Compulsory

semester I a

Paper

PAMIN02

5

Compulsory

semester I b

Gender & Diversity in Education

PAMIN06B

10

Compulsory

semester I b

International history of educational ambitions
ECTS: 5

Ideas on the education of children and youth are not only to be found in books on education or in schools and institutions concerned with the upbringing of children. Ideas on education can be seen everywhere, for example on paintings, on television and in films, in children’s books. Moreover, they tend to travel. Ideas on education cross borders, are adopted by other countries and cultures, and often also adapted. Especially in Western Europe the exchange of educational ideas has been lively from the seventeenth century onward. This course offers a comprehensive and international approach of the history of education, focusing on the transmission and representation of educational ambitions. It covers four themes:
1) Educational ambitions and educational responsibilities
2) Changing meanings of the best interests of the child
3) Entering the child’s world
4) Children and youth at risk
In all themes the family context, youth care, and the attention for children with educational or developmental disorders and their caretakers will be taken into account. Specific attention will be paid to the transmission and representation of educational ambitions, both formally (in formal works on education, such as educational treatises) and symbolically (for example in painting and children’s literature).

Issues in child-rearing and challenging behaviour
ECTS: 9

Core theme of this course is violence in the lives of children and families. First, a taxonomy of violence is outlined, including different types of violence (physical, verbal, emotional, sexual) in different systems (peer context, family, society, self). Next, prototypes of violence are presented: juvenile delinquency, bullying, intrafamilial child abuse, child sexual abuse, self-harm and suicidal behaviour, violence in the aftermath of war. For each prototype, we discuss definitional problems, prevalence/incidence rates, risk and protective factors, developmental pathways, consequences, intervention and prevention strategies.

Introduction to challenging behaviour in youth
ECTS: 1

Introduction to the contributions of the pedagogical and social sciences to the analysis of and intervention in issues of raising young people, in particular challenging behaviour in youth. The introduction will cover theoretical, intercultural and social scientific approaches, and address the relevance of gender and ethnicity. Contemporary debates in relation to ‘challenging youth’ will be explored by studying key questions such as: Who should we count as “challenging youth?” What constitutes “Problem behaviour?“ How and in which ways are psychiatric diagnoses of children (such as ADD) shaped by social and cultural factors?

Gender & Diversity in Education
ECTS: 10

Social class, ethnicity, culture, gender and sexual orientation are central social categories when it comes to understanding diversity and its meanings. However, these meanings are dynamic: not only do they differ over time and place, these meanings can also vary between the social categories themselves. Historical, sociological and theoretical perspectives (amongst others) will be presented in relation to diversity in several educational contexts, such as the family, day care for young children, schools and universities. Four lecturers, each with their own expertise on this subject, will present either a specific perspective, or a specific educational theme in relation to gender and diversity.

Paper
ECTS: 5

The students will choose a children's book representing problem behavior among children or youth. The student will analyze how definitions of specific challenging behaviors are the product of a historical and/or contemporary social context.

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