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Assignment overview

For this assignment you are required to write an individual argumentative essay on socialisation and its impact on children’s learning and development. This essay should assist you in working towards demonstrating key elements of Standard 1 of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers: ‘know students and how they learn’. In this essay, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of research into how students learn, children’s physical, social and intellectual development, and how culture and other factors impact on teaching strategies.

Related learning outcomes

This task is assessing your ability to demonstrate that you meet the criteria for the following unit learning outcomes:

1.Analyse the social, cultural, historical and environmental factors that affect development and learning

2.Explain how the socialisation impacts upon child development.

Assignment details

Your essay will discuss a range of aspects of socialisation including aims, agents, methods and outcomes. You should discuss methods or strategies that can be used to support socialisation and what potential effect these may have on child development.

1.Define socialisation and describe the aims of socialisation (why it is important).

2.Identify and describe five key agents of socialisation.

3.Provide examples of three methods based on theoretical understandings that support socialisation.

4.Explain the potential outcomes (how socialisation impacts on child development and learning).

5.Identify how social, cultural, historical and environmental factors may impact upon teaching strategies.

Your essay should be supported by relevant literature, to demonstrate your knowledge of the theoretical models underpinning socialisation. It should be written in third person.

Addi!onal resources

The following resources will support you in completing this assignment:

Referencing guide ( (this includes guidelines on how to cite and

reference ACARA and ELYF).

Assignment support ) .

Essay writing guide ( .

Submission details overview

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Assignment criteria

To receive maximum marks you must demonstrate clarity and understanding of the topic and offer interpretation of the issues and implications together with a very high level of scholarship.

1. Analysis

Examine socialisation to identify and discuss all aspects including aims, agents, methods and potential outcomes.

Identify and discuss influencing social, cultural, historical and environmental factors.

Identify how influencing factors may impact upon teaching strategies. 2. Depth and breadth

Draw on relevant academic readings and references to support your discussion.

Consideration and depth of thought regarding topic. 3. Academic expression and referencing

Accurate and coherent throughout.

Academic standard of writing including grammar, spelling and expression. Adherence to APA referencing style.

Essay structure includes introduction, main body and conclusion.

Relationships between ideas are evident.

EDU20003 Contemporary Perspecves Learning Development

Your work will be assessed using the following marking guide:


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