AUSTRALIAN CONTEMPORARY CHILDREN'S LITERATURE

EDU2ACL

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students analyse recent trends in, and critical perspectives on, contemporary Australian children's and young adult (YA) literature including print and non-print texts. Elements of the literature that define a national and cultural identity are critically analysed.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDavid Beagley

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites EDU2GCL and EDU2HCL, or subject co-ordinator's approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsTBARecommendedReading list provided by Subject Coordinatorvarious
Readingsthe development of Australian children's literature into the 21st centuryRecommendedJ. Foster, E. Finnis & M. Nimon - 2005Centre for Information Studies

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse and reflect on how Australian children's and young adult (YA) literature contributes to constructing Australia's external and internal identities including: physical (landscape and environments), emotional and spiritual, cultural and socio-political identies.

Activities:
Tutorial preparation and contribution journal
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Demonstrate your knowledge of the development of Australian children's and YA literature in the last 40 years, with a specific focus on the genres of family, adventure, speculative fiction, poetry, non-fiction and short story.

Activities:
Discipline Knowledge Presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills

03. Interpret, analyse and respond to Australian texts for children and YAs using appropriate criteria for children's and YA literature.

Activities:
Review of texts
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

04. Demonstrate your critical understanding of current writing and publishing trends in Australian children's and YA literature.

Activities:
Discipline Knowledge Presentation, Tutorial preparation and contribution journal
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDavid Beagley

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Discipline Knowledge Presentation (approximately 1500 words)35 04
Reviews of 2 texts (equiv. to 500 words each)25 03
Tutorial preparation and contribution Journal (approximately 2000 words)40 01, 02, 03