FICTION FOR YOUNG ADULTS

EDU4FYA

2017

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

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.

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.

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.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2017, 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 submission10 01, 02
Text Review - 2nd submission and commentary20 01, 02
Essay30 01, 02, 03
Examination40 01, 02, 03