EDP416 Assessment Item 1 (External) Type:Writing Task Description:This item asks you to engage key socio-cultural concepts encountered in the first module of the unit. Part A asks you to define a chosen number of concepts from Module 1 and consider their implications for education. Part B asks you to describe a school-based, socio-cultural pedagogical situation or problem related to one of the chosen topics. Audience:Tutor Length:1000-1200 words in total (Parts A and B) Outcomes:1, 2 & 3 Weighting:40% (All four task elements are equally valued)
Posting Date:[See ‘Key Information at a Glance’ on Blackboard ‘Unit Details’ menu item] Part A: Definition and Discussion of Unit Concepts The following list contains the five topics covered in Module One of the unit. Under each topic is a number of related concepts. You are asked to choose ONE (1) concept from three (3) different topics and, in an extended piece of writing of 250–300 words for each concept: i) Define the concept as it has been introduced to you in the unit (via the unit textbook, CMD readings, and lectures) i) Discuss what you understand to be the main implications for education A Guide for this assessment item has been prepared to assist you and is available on Blackboard. Remember, for Part A you are only choosing ONE (1) concept from each of three different topics. This means you will be responding to a maximum of THREE (3) different concepts in total. TOPIC: SOCIAL CLASS AND EDUCATION Concept:Social class Concept:Individual ability Concept:Cultural capital theory References for consultation
Unit textbook and CMD references such as Germov (1998) and Henry (2000). TOPIC: RACE/ETHNICITY AND EDUCATION Concept:The (faulty and racist) science of race Concept:Individual and institutional discrimination Concept:Indigeneity and education References for consultation Unit textbook and CMD references such as Aveling (2007), Lampert (2005), Milojevic (2001), Noddings (2005), Rose, D. et al. (1999), Tsolidis (2001). TOPIC: CHILDHOOD, YOUTH AND SCHOOLING Concept:Social construction of childhood and youth
Concept:Childhood OR youth and social governance Concept:The disappearance of childhood References for consultation Unit textbook and CMD references such as Christensen and James (1999), McDonnell (2006), Brooks (2006), Postman (1994), Symes and Preston (1997), Tait (2001), Tyler, D. (1993)). TOPIC: GENDER AND EDUCATION Concept:The (faulty) notion of boys and girls as biologically determined Concept:Schooling as a gender regime Concept:The ‘What about the boys? ’ debate (Debate over boys as disadvantaged. ) References for consultation
Unit textbook and CMD references such as Kehily (2001), MacNaughton (2000), Martino and Berill (2003), McLeod (2001), Mills et al. (2004), Rasmussen (2004), White and Wyn (2008). Part B: A Related Socio-Cultural Pedagogical Problem Select ONE (1) of the concepts from your response, above, and, in an extended paragraph of 250–300 words, briefly describe a specific classroom or school-based socio-cultural pedagogical situation/problem that is: i) related to the concept (or broader unit topic from which it derives) and ii) likely to be encountered by a graduate teacher.
Relevant contextual information about the students, teacher, school and locale should also be provided. Refer to relevant literature where appropriate. This part of Assessment Item 1 builds conceptual skills which are developed further in Assessment Item 2. For this reason, you definitely need to consult the Guide for Assessment Item 2—specifically the section on the ‘socio-cultural pedagogical situation/ problem’. (Note that for this part of your first assignment you do not develop an ‘initiative’ or ‘solution’ in response to the problem). ***