Provides students with skills in writing specifically for young readers by investigating the development of children's and young adult fiction and the demands being made on producers of texts for young people in contemporary times. Students will build a portfolio through creative original works relevant to the young adult market. Intended as a second/third-year unit.
Topic 1. Developmental influences on children's and young adults' publishing
Topic 2. The position of the writer and reader in writing for young people
Topic 3. Gender, race and sub-cultures in young adult fiction
Topic 4. Ethical issues and writing for young people
Topic 5. Writing and publishing young people's fiction
Topic 6. Workshopping drafting
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||Recognise the relationship between author and reader.||Intellectual rigour||Creativity|
|2||Identify a range of popular genres focused on young people.||Creativity||Ethical practice|
|3||Identify specific aspects of writing for young people.||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice|
|4||Discuss contemporary publishing practices that engage a young readership.||Ethical practice|
|5||Write for a specific age group.||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Ethical practice|
|6||Demonstrate drafting and revising skills.||Intellectual rigour|
|7||Reflect critically on their own and others' writing||Intellectual rigour||Creativity|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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