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EEE721 - Youth Culture and Learning Pathways

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1 2014 Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Credit point(s):.75
EFTSL value:0.094
Cohort rule:(For students enrolled in course E690 only)
Unit chair:J Angwin
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:EEY705
Incompatible with: EXE701
Contact hours:

This unit is taught via Cloud (online) however students will be required to attend short campus mode intensives

Content

Topics to be addressed in this unit include:
•    Youth cultures and identity formation, including identities as learners, workers and members of peer groups and families;
•    Youth cultures and discourses of responsibility and individual agency;
•    Adulthood transitions;
•    Discourses of ‘risk’ in post-compulsory education and training;
•    Factors influencing school retention;
•    National and international approaches to ‘the youth issue’;
•    Critique of transition and pathway logics and the expression of these in contemporary youth policies;
•    Organisational/community support mechanisms for young people; and
•    Communicating with young people.

Assessment

Task 1: Visual Presentation  50%    2500 words or equivalent.

You are required to document your involvement with a group of young people aged between 15 and 19 years during your Applied Learning Teaching Experience. The documentation will be presented to the student group as a visual display - for example a poster, a 3D construction or a photographic display. Power point, DVD or video will not be accepted. The visual display should focus on links between youth cultures and the education, training and transition needs of young people.
You should make notes in your journal about the presence of youth cultures and influences – e.g. paid work, leisure, fashion, music, television, ICTs, peer networks and interactions – in your involvement with young people in your ALTE setting or whatever context you are drawing on. The notes may include observations, reflections and records of conversations. Photographs and other visual artefacts may also be collected. Be aware that there are ethical
12 principles to be observed in the collection of information in the ALTE setting. These will be discussed during seminars.

 

Task 2: Literature & Resource Annotated Bibliography  50 %    

Students are required to select a current issue related to student engagement in the applied learning context. The following list is a guide.
Suggested issues
• Youth identities and school culture
• School attendance
• Curriculum options, choices or gaps
• Gender issues in vocational settings – who does what?
• Learning and earning while at school– can it work?
• Young people in alternative settings – strengths and weaknesses
• Bullying and Violence
• Cultural and linguistic diversity and or racism
• Dealing with difference – Disability 13
• Internet use/technology/mobile phones
• Pregnancy and parenting and school responses
Working with your issue you must construct a 2500 word annotated bibliography on this topic.

Prescribed texts

White, R & Wyn, J 2008, Youth and Society, 2nd edn, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$566$453$1509$1933

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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