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Minor Challenging Youth

-- De Minor Challenging Youth zal in 2020-2021 volledig online plaatsvinden.--

-- The Minor Challenging Youth will be fully online in 2020-2021.--

ECTS:
Code: MIPA15/30

This English-taught Minor program presents students with topic surrounding youth and education, thereby focusing on themes that might be understood as challenges in one way or other: We discuss how violence in families and juvenile delinquency impact on development; study the roles of gender, sexuality, and diversity in education, and explore how the images of children and young people changed during history. In lectures, seminars, and project groups students broaden their knowledge on youth and develop a critical approach to understanding youth-related themes and debates.

The 30 ECTS minor comprises the entire first semester (1a+1b). Alternatively, students can sign up for individual courses.

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This information will be updated in the spring of 2021. There will be a limit on the maximum number of students that can enroll (50).

Studieschema

Course

(Progress) code

ECTS

Verplicht/Keuze

Periode

Educational Ambitions and Child Images in History

PAMIN10

5

keuze

semester I a

Issues in Child-rearing and Challenging Behaviour

PAMIN16

5

keuze

semester I a

Gender and Sexual Development in Adolescence

PAMIN17

5

keuze

semester I a

Diversity and Inclusion in Education

PAMIN15

5

keuze

semester I b

A Socio-Contextual Perspective on Gender and Sexuality

PAMIN19

5

keuze

semester I b

Children’s Literature

PAMIN18

5

keuze

semester I b

Educational Ambitions and Child Images in History (Johannes Westberg)

ECTS: 5

In his seminal book Centuries of Childhood (1960), the French historian Philippe Ariès argued that childhood is not a self-evident fact, but a historically situated concept that is of a rather late date. That is: childhood has not always existed. Although Ariès has become heavily criticized, historians, sociologists and educationalists have during the last 50 years began to unveil fundamental changes in both our practices and perceptions of childhood.

This course offers an international approach to the history of childhood and education, focusing on the changing educational ambitions an educational settings, images and practices of childhood and youth. Thus, this course covers a series of conceptions of childhood from the early modern era and onwards, and a wide ranging of social, educational and political practices that has target children and adolescents up till present time. As a result, this is also a course the offers an excellent introduction into the history of childhood and education, and an overview of the history of childhood and youth.

Issues in Child-rearing and Challenging Behaviour (Steffie van der Steen)

ECTS: 5

Core theme of this course is child atypical development (resulting in challenging behaviour), and the impact of child-rearing practices on this behaviour. First, child atypical development and challenging behaviour will be discussed from an ecological perspective. Second, we will discuss the impact of adverse childhood experiences (i.e. violence and abuse) on the development and well-being of individuals. We will start by discussing definitions of adverse childhood experiences and present prevalence/incidence rates. Next, we will focus on different types of research methodology to study these experiences, risk and protective factors, developmental pathways, and consequences. Lastly, we will focus on policy, that is, intervention and prevention strategies.

Gender and Sexual Development in Adolescence (Laura Baams)

ECTS: 5

During early adolescence, pubertal development sparks an interest in intimate relationships. It is also during this time, that gender roles become more distinct and peer social regulation increases. In this course, we will study the development of sexuality and gender in adolescents, and what role diversity of sexuality and gender plays. Further, we will evaluate the effectiveness of sexuality education for secondary school students, and what inclusive and comprehensive sexuality education might look like. Seminars serve to consolidate and apply new information, and aim to equip students with knowledge and skills to critically contribute to discussions on gender and sexual development.

Children’s Literature (Sanne Parlevliet)

ECTS: 5

Students are familiarized with the role of youth literature in education and for understanding growing up. We will explore the history of youth literature in the Western world, study the most influential genres, analyze images of childhood and discuss important theories on youth literature.

A Socio-Contextual Perspective on Gender and Sexuality (Laura Baams)

ECTS: 5

Gender and sexual orientation are examples of social categories of diversity. In this course, we will study meanings of these social categories in relation to access to education, academic success, and processes of in- and exclusion. These processes have a profound impact on young people and shape their futures. Psychological, sociological, and pedagogical perspectives on gender and sexuality will be discussed with respect to educational settings. Seminars serve to consolidate and apply new information, and aim to equip students with knowledge and skills to critically contribute to discussions surrounding gender and sexuality in education.

Diversity and inclusion in Education ( Mayra Mascareño Lara , Marjolein Deunk)

ECTS: 5

The “typical student” does not exist, instead, classrooms are composed of unique individuals. Although, to some extent, education can take the needs of this heterogeneous group of students into account, education is usually organized around the “typical student”. At a societal level, we (re)produce particular sets of expectations and stereotypes about different sources of heterogeneity: cognitive, psychological and physical capabilities, ethnic-cultural background, gender or social-economic status. These societal expectations and stereotypes trickle down to educational policies, curriculum and, ultimately, daily classroom practices. As a consequence, educational equality and equity are compromised.
This course includes a critical reflection on the understanding of diversity and inclusion in educational settings, the role teachers and educational policy could play in enhancing social justice, the applicability of the largely US-based body of literature to other cultural contexts, and the positioning of students from 'minority groups' due to the way education is organized.

Laatst gewijzigd:06 april 2021 11:04