You will be provided with a list of films to choose from. The films are available through the Kanopy database in the Carleton library. You will choose a key child in the movie and discuss how you would approach work with that child. Specifically, you need to consider:
• What structural issues are relevant to this child and their situation?
• What developmental issues would you want to consider when working with this child?
• What attachment issues should you consider when working with this child (i.e. deficits and strengths)?
• Are there issues of consent and/or issues of involving caregivers and/or parents that you need to consider when beginning work with this child?
• What are some key issues you would want to consider in terms of building a working relationship with this child?
The list of films include;
• A Dangerous Son
• For Akheem
• The Miseducation of Cameron Post
Roy Bhaskar (15 May 1944 – 19 November 2014) was a British philosopher, renowned as the initiator of the philosophical movement of Critical Realism. He was a World Scholar at the Institute of Education, University College London. Critical Realism (CR) is an integrative metatheory founded in the 1970s by Roy Bhaskar with the publication of seminal works in the philosophy of science and social science, such as A Realist Theory of Science, The Plausibility of Naturalism, and Scientific Realism and Human Emancipation. Bhaskar’s consideration of the philosophies of science and social science resulted in the development of Critical Realism. The term Critical Realism was not initially used by Bhaskar. The philosophy began life as what Bhaskar called ‘Transcendental Realism’ in A Realist Theory of Science (1975), which he extended into the social sciences as ‘Critical Naturalism’ in The Possibility of Naturalism (1978). The term ‘Critical Realism’ is an elision of Transcendental Realism and Critical Naturalism, that has been subsequently accepted by Bhaskar after being proposed by others, partly because of its appropriate connotations; Critical Realism shares certain dimensions with German Critical Theory. In this essay Roy Bhaskar distinguish post modernism, social constructionism, Critical Realism and Dialectical Critical Realism. He has discussed Rom and Charlie’s point of view on Social Constructionism and Critical Realism in a dialectical context. The first thing Bhaskar discussed, is how Rom and Charlie defended post modernization and social constructionism. Further, Bhaskar gave a dialectical context on Rom’s work, stating that his all works ends in some kind of reductionism, but before giving dialect on Rom’s point. Bhaskar gives a prolonged explanation to postmodernist’s saying that ‘reality is a social construct’. Bhaskar started elucidating postmodernism. According to Bhaskar, “Reality is a construct of discourse, the text, the conversation, or if you like, people or even power relations”. Bhaskar further criticized Rom’s dual aspect philosophy of social reality. In which he stated how Rom gives two different statements in different modes. According to Bhaskar, when Rom is in Vygotskian mode he says that ‘social reality is a construct of conversation’. That is because Rom’s ideas are closest as to Lev Vygotsky. Bhaskar further added that when Rom is in humanist mode, he says it is a ‘construct of people’. Both postmodernist and Rom agreed that social reality is conceptual, to which Bhaskar also agreed and proclaimed further that is it not exhaustive of anything, whether its people, powerful particulars, discourse or text. According to Bhaskar, interesting thing about dialectical critical realism is that it takes the dialectic a stage further. Bhaskar’s dialectical critical realism rejects any sort of reductionism. He asserted that there is no equation between social and the conceptual or social and the humans. He then gave prolonged description about conceptual moment in human life. He then discussed the connection to human freedom and they have a dialectical universalisabilty of forming a judgement. According to Bhaskar, humans have a vision of good society in which the free development of one is the condition for free development of all, by this statement free development (- – -), he is asserting that human wants a classless society, the free development of each, the individual liberty and freedom to work of each individual allows for the building of a better society. He further asserted that being humans, we are more concerned about the factors that affects our freedom and we should get rid of those factors such as Nazism (The ideology and practice of the Nazis, especially the policy of racist nationalism, national expansion, and state control of the economy), bureaucracy and capitalism. He said that we should rescue our situation by considering our being and existence in a more serious manner and it is because we want to save the situation and have to take ontological (nature of being, becoming, existence, or reality, as well as the basic categories of being and their relations) question significantly of whether structures, whether unconscious or social, are real. Bhaskar describes from a critical realist standpoint that how postmodernist deny existence of direct object to being. Bhaskar asserted that postmodernist normally says that they are not denying that things exist but they merely assert and says that they can’t say anything about these things. But Critical Realism has shown philosophical position, or scientific position, or social position, all require a certain general shape of the world. He added that if we are restricted human knowledge to that which can be perceived by the senses, we will believe that social forms and social structure>