This unit encourages pre-service educators to explore the nature of family life with particular reference to families in which there is a member with disability.
Building on concepts introduced in year one education courses, such as processes of socialisation, this unit explores in greater depth the nature of family life, with particular reference to families in which there is a member with disability. This unit is based upon the notion of knowledge as a construction. Students will be encouraged to explore personal constructions of knowledge about families and disability as well as exploring both the constructions of others, including parents and siblings, and theoretical constructions. Students will be encouraged to draw upon their own understandings and experience as well as to undertake individual/group work to generate possible and relevant solutions to key issues.