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 (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and 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 (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)

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 (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and 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 (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and 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