FICTION FOR YOUNG ADULTS

EDU4FYA

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students will analyse factors affecting the emergence and development of fiction for young adults as a distinctive literature category. Students will also focus on recent trends in this field, including the development of a range of critical perspectives for interpreting themes, issues and responses to this literature by adults and adolescents. This is a discipline subject that focuses on students' personal knowledge and consideration of the field of Young Adult literature, rather than a curriculum one that explores how to work with students and texts. Thus personal awareness and appreciation of young adult literature as a social and aesthetic experience is the focus, rather than specific classroom teaching. Students will examine the relationship between a text, the social and literary context of its creation, and the perspectives that a reader may bring, to the making of meaning in that text. Through activities undertaken in tutorials, and assessment tasks of interactive review, academic essay and examination, a student's ability to analyse and reflect on texts and theories, and skill as a critical reader and as a constructive team member, will be developed.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDavid Beagley

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites EDU2GCL, or approved by the subject co-ordinator

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsvariousRecommendedvariousvarious

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify the features that define Young Adult literature and distinguish it from both children's and adult literature.

Activities:
Students will submit a review of a Young Adult text and post it on the subject's LMS discussion board for commentary from the other students in the class - this review will then be rewritten in the light of that commentary. Students will prepare and present a formal academic essay from a set of questions based on the texts introduced in class, and sit an examination requiring responses to similar set questions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and 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/illustrators.

Activities:
Students will submit a review of a Young Adult text and post it on the subject's LMS discussion board for commentary from the other students in the class - this review will then be rewritten in the light of that commentary. Students will prepare and present a formal academic essay from a set of questions based on the texts introduced in class, and sit an examination requiring responses to similar set questions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Identify theoretical perspectives, social and historical contexts, and styles used by particular authors/illustrators in unfamiliar texts.

Activities:
Students will prepare and present a formal academic essay from a set of questions based on the texts introduced in class, and sit an examination requiring responses to similar set questions.
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)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDavid Beagley

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Plus online learning"

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Text Review - 1st submission (approx. 500 words)10 01, 02
Text Review - 2nd submission and commentary (approx. 750 words)20 01, 02
Essay (approx. 1750 words)30 01, 02, 03
Examination (approx 1500 words)Centrally run exam40 01, 02, 03