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EED214 Identity, Relationships and Education (8)


This subject focuses on the dynamics of interpersonal relationships and the dimensions of adolescent emotional, social, and intellectual experience and promotes respect and understanding for adolescence and adolescent issues as integral to effective pedagogy. The understanding and respect of young people from various cultures will be explored in light of identity and relationships in a multicultural society. Through investigating and acknowledging the complexities of the adolescent experience, social and ethical concepts such as reliance, trust, integrity and commitment are explored from adolescent and pedagogical perspectives.

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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Education

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
- investigate the emotional, social, and intellectual dimensions that contribute to the formation of self;
- recognise the importance of developing positive relationships with Indigenous youth and the formation of identity from a traditional and contemporary perspective;
- investigate the influence, dimensions and parameters for relationships, for adolescents, within and outside school settings;
- examine reliance, trust, integrity and commitment in the adolescent experience and the role of schools and teachers in these processes;
- critique and analyse personal perceptions of 'self';
- investigate the concepts of culture, identity and cultural diversity with regard to education and the impact of these on the performance of students in schools; and,
- critique the dominant cultural interpretation of identities and relationships, exploring alternative interpretations for classroom practices.


The subject will cover the following topics:
- critical self reflection and ongoing personal development; - the way family, peers and individual relationships impact on the adolescent; - self identity and self determination for Indigenous and non-Indigenous adolescents; - the dynamics of relationships, peers, family, teachers and their significance to adolescents; - the value of relationships for Indigenous and non-Indigenous adolescents;for creating a a classroom environment of respect, rapport and trust; - pedagogy and relationships; - social and ethical dimensions of pedagogy; - adolescent perspectives on identity and relationships; - how a young person's identity impacts on his/her learning at stages encompassed by the middle years.


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.