|Subject Name||Child Studies|
|Subject Length||Full Year|
|Prerequisite Subjects||Successful completion of any Year 11 Home Economics subject is recommended|
|Staff Contact||Matthew Honner
This subject provides the opportunity to focus on children and their development from conception to 8 years. Students develop knowledge and understanding of young children through the exploration of concepts such as:
They also consider the importance of behaviour management, child nutrition, and the health and well-being of children.
Students investigate contemporary issues that are relevant to children and their development. They consider broad themes such as children who are migrants or refugees, displacement, health issues for children in Indigenous communities, access to education, the exploitation of children, literacy and numeracy, disability and equity, child protection, gender stereotyping in play, clothing, textiles and merchandising, and children’s television.
Group Activity 20%
Practical Activity 50%
External Investigation 30%
There are no additional costs associated with this course unless a student chooses to complete a dish or garment beyond allowable costing.