HISTORY OF CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
Credit points: 15
In this subject, students investigate the development of literature for children from the traditional literatures of myth and legend, folk and fairy tales, through early publishing, to the emergence of genres of adventure, fantasy and realism in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
SchoolSchool of Education
Subject Co-ordinatorDavid Beagley
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Equivalent subjects EDU1HCL
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Deconstructing the Hero: Literacy theory and children's literature||Recommended||Hourihan, M. (1997)||LONDON, NEW YORK: ROUTLEDGE|
|Readings||Happily Ever After: fairy tales, children and the culture||Recommended||Zipes, J. (1997)||NEW YORK: ROUTLEDGE|
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
01. Recognise archetypes, symbols, structures and motifs from traditional literature that are present in current children's and young adult literature
- Students will choose a topic relevant to this subject, and research content and commentary about it. They will present that material in several formats, and according to a range of criteria, firstly as an annotated bibliography and then as a multi-page website.
02. Critique specific texts, including unfamiliar ones, in terms of theoretical perspectives, social and historical contexts, and styles used by particular authors or author/illustrators
- Students will assess and critique the authority, reliability and usefulness of researched material and resources in relation to a relevant topic of their own choice, and according to a range of set criteria for selection and presentation. They will also consider texts and themes in response to formal examination questions.
03. Evaluate critically the derivative nature of stories and story-telling and identify retellings and revisions of traditional and 'classic' stories
- Students will assess and critique themes and commentary, as it is presented through the subject's weekly program, and consider these in response to formal examination questions.
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Bendigo, 2017, Semester 2, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDavid Beagley
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
|Annotated bibliography =1200 words||30||01, 02|
|Set of webpages, with research notes=1200 words||30||02|
|Formal examination = 1600 words||40||02, 03|