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2021 unit offering information will be available in September 2020

Unit description

Provides an understanding of contemporary approaches to the study of children's literature, including the tools of visual literacy and textual analysis. These insights are applied to current Australian children's literature and to its most effective use in the classroom.

Unit content

  • An introduction to children's literature 
  • The language of children's literature 
  • Visual literacy 
  • Textual analysis
  • Selecting texts
  • Curriculum connections
  • A history of children's books
  • The development of Australian children's literature
  • Literary genres
  • Information books

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1describe a wide variety of concepts, features, themes, issues and text-types represented in children's literatureKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
2discuss the place of literature in a child's cognitive, language, social and personality developmentKnowledge of a discipline
3evaluate children's literature and determine its effectiveness in enhancing the learning of a diverse range of studentsLifelong learningCommunication and social skills
4plan for the integration of children's literature across the KLAs.Lifelong learning

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. describe a wide variety of concepts, features, themes, issues and text-types represented in children's literature
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  2. discuss the place of literature in a child's cognitive, language, social and personality development
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. evaluate children's literature and determine its effectiveness in enhancing the learning of a diverse range of students
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  4. plan for the integration of children's literature across the KLAs.
    • GA5: Lifelong learning

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

Domestic

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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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International

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