AUSTRALIAN CONTEMPORARY CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
Credit points: 15
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
Subject Co-ordinatorDavid Beagley
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Prerequisites EDU2GCL and EDU2HCL
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|Readings||TBA||Prescribed||Reading list provided by Subject Coordinator||TBA|
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.
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.
03. Interpret, analyse and respond to Australian texts for children and YAs using appropriate criteria for children's and YA literature.
04. Demonstrate your critical understanding of current writing and publishing trends in Australian children's and YA literature.
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Bendigo, 2017, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDavid Beagley
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
|Industry Webfolio OR Reflection on Learning||40||04|
|Reviews of 2 texts (equiv. to 500 words each)||30||03|
|Tutorial preparation and contribution Journal||30||01, 02, 03|