Provides an understanding of contemporary approaches to the study of children's literature, including the tools of visual literacy and critical literacy. These insights are applied to current Australian children's literature and to its most effective use in the classroom.
- An introduction to children's literature
- The language of children's literature
- Visual literacy
- Critical literacy
- Selecting texts
- Curriculum connections
- A history of children's books
- The development of Australian children's literature
- Literary genres
- Information books
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.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||describe a wide variety of concepts, features, themes, issues and text-types represented in children's literature||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|2||discuss the place of literature in a child's cognitive, language, social and personality development||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||evaluate children's literature and determine its effectiveness in enhancing the learning of a diverse range of students||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
|4||plan for the integration of children's literature across the KLAs.||Lifelong learning|
- There are two prescribed texts: (1) One work selected from any section of the CBCA 2017 Shortlists http://cbca.org.au and (2) the prescribed text for EDU20007 (English Education: Curriculum & Pedagogy): Winch, G., Johnston, R. R., March, P., Ljungdahl, L., & Holliday, M. (Eds.), 2014, Literacy: Reading, writing and children's literature, 5th edn, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic. ISBN: 9780195521160.
Teaching and assessment
|Tutorial online 1 hour (5 weeks)|
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2017 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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