Tuesday 18 May – Introduction to new unit: Institutions

institutions

We have a Zoom today at 10.30am

Lesson focus:

What is an institution?

Why would Sociologists be interested in institutions?

How would you define ‘family’?

Is the family in decline in contemporary Australian society?

Family forms

Changes to the family

nuclear

Tasks:

Please answer the following questions in your exercise book

a) Use the resource below to explain how family has changed in Australia:

Australian Institute of Family Studies 

b) Why do you think these changes have occurred?

c) How do you fit into this picture?

  • What type of family are you in? (e.g. Nuclear, Single-parent ..)
  • Do you want to get married? Why/why not?
  • At what age would you consider marriage?
  • Do you want to have children? How many?
  • At what age would you consider having your first child? (Explain)
  • How do you think having a child(ren) would affect your work life?
  • What’s more important to you: flexibility, romance, freedom OR stability, companionship and commitment?

d) Watch this video I made for my 2017 Sociology class that presents a introduction to the theories about the institution of family. Take dot point notes on each theory.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s