Stage 1

Child Studies

Assumed Knowledge




Focus Capabilities

Communication, Citizenship, Personal Development, Work, Learning.

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Subject Description

Stage 1 Child Studies can be studied as a 10-credit subject.
Through Child Studies students have the opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding of young children through individual, collaborative, and practical learning. Students explore the concepts of child development and needs, the rights of children, the value of play, concepts of childhood and families, and the roles of parents, caregivers and governments in the health and well-being of children.
Students also investigate contemporary issues related to children such as migration, Indigenous communities, disabilities and the impact of technology.

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Assessment Type 1:

Practical Activities: Working as individuals to design and make items for use by children within the wider community.

Assessment Type 2:

Group Activity: Working as a team to promote and produce healthy foods for young children.

Assessment Type 3:

Investigations: Conducting an investigation into contemporary issues facing parents and caregivers.

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