GENRES IN CHILDREN'S LITERATURE

EDU2GCL

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students study current theories for interpreting literature, with a focus on genres and forms typically associated with children's literature. Topics covered include visual and textual formats, traditional, modernist and postmodern picture books, emerging formats, fantasy, historical and realistic fiction, poetry, and the critical analysis of children's and young adult literature.

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

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjects EDU1GCL

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsA list of Children's literature texts will be provided in the Subject Learning GuidePrescribedvariousvarious
ReadingsA Critical Handbook of Children's Literature, 9th ed.RecommendedLukens, R. (2013)BOSTON: ALLYN AND BACON
ReadingsLiterature and the Child, 8th ed.RecommendedCullinan, B. and Galda, L. (2014)BELMONT, CA: WADSWORTH/THOMSON LEARNING
ReadingsReading the Visual: Written and Illustrated Children's LiteratureRecommendedAnstey, M & Bull, G (2000)SYDNEY: HARCOURT AUSTRALIA

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify the defining features of a variety of genres in children's literature.

Activities:
Students will create an online presentation on a topic relevant to childrens' literature and post it on the subject's LMS site. The presentation delivery will be based in a digital component, in particular a screen display such as poster, display slides, or web page, and each student will also provide a downloadable information sheet on their topic for the other members of the class. Over the semester, students will keep a reflective journal on the weekly topics, examining the literary texts and the analytical readings on the reading list. This will develop, in depth, their own awareness of the weekly topics, particularly by relating them to personal reading history and experience, considering analyses and commentary by others, and expressing personal impressions of the texts.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Critique specific texts in terms of theoretical perspectives, social and historical contexts, and styles used by particular authors or author/illustrators.

Activities:
Over the semester, students will keep a reflective journal on the weekly topics, examining the literary texts and the analytical readings on the reading list. This will develop, in depth, their own awareness of the weekly topics, particularly by relating them to personal reading history and experience, considering analyses and commentary by others, and expressing personal impressions of the texts. Tutorials will engage in a range of analytical and learning activities, including group discussion, written topic analysis, presentation of opinionative work and so on. Some of this presentation will derive from the required personal commentary and review exercises that are to be undertaken outside class times.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Explore unfamiliar texts in terms of those perspectives, contexts and styles.

Activities:
Over the semester, students will keep a reflective journal on the weekly topics, examining the literary texts and the analytical readings on the reading list. This will develop, in depth, their own awareness of the weekly topics, particularly by relating them to personal reading history and experience, considering analyses and commentary by others, and expressing personal impressions of the texts.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

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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
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Plus online learning"

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 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*
Demonstrated Participation Equivalence to 800 wordsShort answer exercises20 01
Personal research presentation Equivalence to 1600 words40 02, 03
Weekly Reflective Journal Equivalence to 1600 words40 01, 02