This subject will use a strengths based approach to explore educationally challenging and supportive environments for young children. It explores concepts such as resilience and risk through an ecological perspective which focuses on the interaction between context and the individual. Strengths based approaches recognise strengths as well as the challenges faced by people in families and communities. It also draws on social justice principles to support self determined goals as the basis for effective change. The subject recognises the pivotal role of quality early childhood education to the wellbeing of children, families and communities.
School of Education
- The Strengths Approach: history & development.
- Theory, Research and Practice: What do they tell us about social justice issues affecting children, families and communities?
- Considering Early Childhood Educational Contexts: Links with strengths approaches and ecological perspectives.
- Implementing a Strengths Approach: Solutions-based practice, raising resilience and risk management.
- Critical Reflection about Strengths-based Practice.
- Conducting a Strengths-Based project: Workplace and community implementations.
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