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Series: Society & Culture


A Day in the Life of a Stay-at-Home Dad

A Day in the Life of a Stay-at-Home Dad

Families with children now seem to choose the primary caregiver based on the income of each parent rather than the gender. Rob (27) recently left his job as a chef to stay at home with Hannah (7), Byron (5) and Josh (1), while his wife began work...Show More
Aboriginal Culture: The Murray Darling

Aboriginal Culture: The Murray Darling

This programme covers the personal history of Aunty Beryl Carmichael, focusing particulary onher childhood, schooling and family life; an oral history of the Barkindji and Nygampaa people including changes to their environment and culture; her...Show More
Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart

In this short animation, students learn how American aviation pioneer Amelia Earthart showed flexibility to overcome multiple challenges and obstacles in her determination to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. When children learn about...Show More
Becoming Parents: Adoption

Becoming Parents: Adoption

Local adoptions are down, intercountry adoptions are on the rise. After IVF failed, Birthe and Guy adopted two Korean children through DOCS inter-country adoption programme. They strive to maintain cultural links between their children and Korea....Show More
Beyond the Nuclear Family

Beyond the Nuclear Family

This programme looks at the changing roles, structure and functions of the family throughout time. What does it mean to belong to a 'family'? The programme represents a historical view of the family style throughout history and what society...Show More
Bioethics

Bioethics

Perspectives on bioethics are morally and ethically complex. Even greater complexity comes into the question when the views of individuals and institutions are based on religious beliefs. With contributions from a number of religious leaders,...Show More
Carolyn Jackson: Lads and Ladettes in School

Carolyn Jackson: Lads and Ladettes in School

What motivates laddish behaviour? Are girls becoming more laddish? And if so, why? In this programme, Carolyn Jackson talks about the origins, methodologies, findings and the implications of her work into these contemporary issues for teachers...Show More
Case Studies

Case Studies

If you go and see your doctor or a therapist, you'll become a case to them. They'll want to know a lot more about you. Similarly, sociological case studies involve putting a social group, an event, or a place 'under the microscope'. This film...Show More
Chasing Asylum

Chasing Asylum

'Chasing Asylum' exposes the real impact of Australia’s offshore detention policies and explores how ‘The Lucky Country’ became a country where leaders choose detention over compassion and governments deprive the desperate of their basic...Show More
Cognitive and Language Development

Cognitive and Language Development

Infants’ brains are actively developing with everything they experience. Examine how newborns fit into the sensorimotor stage - tracing cognitive development from simple reflexes to beginnings of thought. Explore infant intelligence,...Show More
Cognitive Development

Cognitive Development

Everyday a toddler's mind is filled with new information. Their vocabulary expands as they correctly name people and objects. They try out, and learn from, cause and effect experiments. Examine how brain cells are structured to connect and retain...Show More
Cognitive Development

Cognitive Development

Observe how preschoolers begin to use language, mental imagery and symbolic thinking; think of past and future events; and think about their own thinking. See preschoolers as they start to clearly express themselves and grasp sophisticated mental...Show More
Cooldrink and Culture

Cooldrink and Culture

In the Aboriginal community of Mt Liebig, about 300 km west of Alice Springs, a group of young women talk about the importance of bush food in their culture and its relationship to good health. In contrast, they associate sickness with 'takeaway...Show More
Core Concepts in Sociology

Core Concepts in Sociology

In this programme we examine culture, socialisation and identity - key concepts about the way we as individuals interact with society in general. With varied examples and clear explanations from experts, this is a fascinating and information-rich...Show More
Crime and Deviance

Crime and Deviance

In this programme we take a journey through time to show how ideas about crime have moved in and out of fashion, how some of the latest strategies of crime prevention go back to the 19th century and how thinking about crime and deviance is...Show More
Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama

In this short animation, students learn how Buddhist leader the Dalai Lama journeyed from Tibetan farm boy to global religious leader, changing the world for the better, by developing and exhibiting empathy for other people. When children learn...Show More
Diversity Rules OK! The Changing Nature of Families

Diversity Rules OK! The Changing Nature of Families

Defining the family in today’s society is not an easy task. This video does make the attempt! In the process we explore various types of families including nuclear, sole parent, blended, same-sex and extended families.
Doing Sociological Research

Doing Sociological Research

See Sociological research in action, in four short films that bring research methods to life in educational contexts. This programme features four key studies: Introduction to Social Research, Survey Research, Interviews in Sociology and...Show More
Families and Social Change

Families and Social Change

Examiners want students to write about aspects of contemporary family life, but their textbooks remain stuck in the past. This excellent video resource consolidates and updates student knowledge by igniting their interest in some current issues...Show More
Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo

In this short animation, students learn how artist Frida Kahlo celebrated indigenous Mexican culture and highlighted social inequalities by making herself the subject of her own art. When children learn about inspirational people who embody key...Show More
Gender and Communication: Styles and Stereotypes

Gender and Communication: Styles and Stereotypes

The moment someone declares, "It's a boy!" or "It's a girl!" the biological make up of that child isn't the only thing established - a process of gendering begins and continues throughout that person's life. One aspect of that process is how we...Show More
Health Risks to the World's Young

Health Risks to the World's Young

The ‘Convention on the Human Rights of Children’, which asserts the fundamental right of children to be free from discrimination and disadvantage, is the single most ratified human rights treaty in history. Yet to this day there are still many...Show More
Homeless: The Story of Gary Nobbs

Homeless: The Story of Gary Nobbs

How does a person become homeless? What is it like to be homeless? Gary is forty and has been homeless for over twenty years, drifting from one temporary accommodation to another. Through his story we explore the connection between drug and...Show More
How Far Have We Come?

How Far Have We Come?

In 2003 a group of Year 9 students from a predominantly white, middle class school travel by bus to remote Aboriginal settlements in central Australia. Nearly 40 years ago a group of white and black Australians travelled through outback NSW on...Show More
How I Learn: Ages and Stages of Child Development

How I Learn: Ages and Stages of Child Development

Meet preschool children of all ages as they experience the social, emotional, physical and intellectual milestones of typical early childhood development. Packed full of information, this little documentary about little people features...Show More