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Perspectives on interculturalism and intersectionality in children’s media


Children's Culture and Media: Perspectives on Gender and Norms

7.5 credits




This course covers children’s use of culture and media from the perspectives of power, norms and gender. There is independent analysis of contemporary themes in culture and the media based on gender and intersectional theory. It also examines how perspectives of power, norms and gender are expressed in extended school and its governing documents.

This course is only open for exchange students.

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Beneficial understanding for all areas of life Awareness of how intersectionality and power structures affect our lives is beneficial in every area of life, professionally and at home. Understanding the challenges faced by other adults and children, and how they are reflected through cultural expression, will help you promote children’s social and emotional development, as well as help you when managing conflict and leading groups. Read about research in this subject
Analyse contemporary forms of children's culture and media This course focuses on interculturality in extended school activities, in relation to perspectives on gender, norms and power in children’s culture and their experience of everyday media. You will learn to present and analyse children’s culture, using intercultural and intersectional perspectives, as well as to perform basic analyses of contemporary media phenomena that are aimed at children. The course also covers various theoretical concepts and tools to help you describe and interpret the forms for children’s culture. Additionally, you will learn to reflect on the significance of gender formation and power structures, and how these can be negotiated and expressed in children’s experiences of media at extended school. Course design The course is taught through lectures, seminars, group work and aesthetic learning processes, and examined through active participation in seminars and the written analysis of a relevant theme.
Education helps us understand how we are interconnected Intersectionality is a framework that is used to examine how systems of power impact the people who are most marginalised in society, and the way in which forms of social stratification, such as class, race, sexual orientation and religion, are interwoven. Interculturality promotes cross-cultural interaction and dialogue, challenging the idea of segregation and recognising differences and similarities. Both these approaches are valuable in the classroom, giving children the chance to understand that we are all linked, citizens of a global community, and how we all face different challenges.