1 Comparison Portfolio
1250 words ( plus or minus 10%)
Unit learning outcomes 1. Demonstrate the following knowledge and understanding
Contextual understanding of the theoretical approaches to the global study of childhoods and related practices in care and education.
2. Demonstrate the following skills and abilities
Critically analyse and compare experiences of childhood and children’s services globally by reference to their social and economic and cultural contexts.
What am I required to do in this assignment?
You are required to produce a portfolio which compares two different countries in a global context by evaluating either care,
education or support for children and young people. The portfolio will be comprised of two elements:
1. Two factsheets (one for each country) setting out key facts/evidence including statistics for each of the countries –
maximum word length for both of the factsheets is 750 words ( so 375 words for each fact sheet)
2. An infographics and /or, visual images powerpoint presentation with commentary notes which highlights critical
points of comparison between the two countries and includes your own reflection on what you have learned about the
global/local context for the countries compared. A total of 4-6 slides with your commentary in the notes section of
powerpoint, maximum 500 words.
References are in addition to the main word count.
What do I need to do to pass? (Threshold Expectations from UIF)
Examine a range of models and theories relating to global childhoods and demonstrate understanding of how these
may apply to your future practice.
Compare and contrast an area of either care, health, or education employed in the two comparison countries you have
Analyse an aspect of care, health or education demonstrating knowledge and understanding of, global childhood and
issues of anti-discriminatory practice through a developed and reasoned argument.
Communicate the findings of the differences and similarities in experiences of childhood internationally.