WRITERS IN ACTION : WRITING THE FESTIVAL

STC3WIA

2017

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject studies professional and creative writers in action through engaging students as participants in a regional writers festival. There will be three phases within this subject: the pre-event phase where the students are introduced to key concepts, topics and skills, and are supported in devising their project and planning to engage with the writers festival; the event, providing students with an immersion experience where they attend the festival with a specific program of activities in mind in order to support their project; the post-event response, where the student completes their project using the information and experience gained through the event. This is a block mode subject, occurring over a 5 day block in the region where the festival is being held.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSue Gillett

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject is available for students enrolled in all campuses, however, in 2017 the subject is only taught in relation to Shepparton Festival (2 weekend blocks in weeks 10-14) and Mildura Writers Festival (5 day block in weeks 26-30). Students travelling to Shepparton or Mildura is at the student's own cost.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply and communicate a broad range of conceptual and discipline-specific knowledge relating to the form and content of a specific festival event.

Activities:
Prepare and conduct an interview with a guest writer, a sponsor, an organiser or other relevant festival affiliate. Host a panel session at the festival.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)

02. Critically evaluate and apply a range of styles and genres appropriate to different audiences and particular publications.

Activities:
Produce a portfolio of writing relating to an aspect of the festival and suitable for online on print publication. This could include: a review article; press release; blog; column; author profile or piece of creative writing linked to the festival themes.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Critically research a relevant topic, using fieldwork, library and online resources effectively in the service of a self-directed project

Activities:
Choose writer featured at the festival and prepare an essay on an aspect of their work. Prepare a briefing paper for host panel, including background notes and suggested questions. Research an issue/topic that will feature in the program and write an essay that discusses the contribution of festival authors to that topic.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2017, Week 26-30, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSue Gillett

Class requirements

Industry Based Learning-Off Site Week: 26 - 30
Five 1.0 days industry based learning-off site other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 26 to week 30 and delivered via blended.
"Taught at the Mildura Writers Festival in 5 day block."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Oral presentation (equivalent to 800 words)20 01
Research essay (1,500 words)assessment comments for all assignments will be entered in gradebook on LMS30 03
Writing folio (total of 2,500 words)assessment comments for all assignments will be entered in gradebook on LMS50 02

Albury-Wodonga, 2017, Week 10-14, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSue Gillett

Class requirements

Industry Based Learning-Off Site Week: 10 - 14
Five 1.0 days industry based learning-off site other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 14 and delivered via blended.
"Taught at the Shepparton Festival in 2 weekend blocks"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Oral presentation (equivalent to 800 words)20 01
Research essay (1,500 words)assessment comments for all assignments will be entered in gradebook on LMS30 03
Writing folio (total of 2,500 words)assessment comments for all assignments will be entered in gradebook on LMS50 02

Bendigo, 2017, Week 26-30, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSue Gillett

Class requirements

Industry Based Learning-Off Site Week: 26 - 30
Five 1.0 days industry based learning-off site other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 26 to week 30 and delivered via blended.
"Taught at the Mildura Writers Festival in 5 day block."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Oral presentation (equivalent to 800 words)20 01
Research essay (1,500 words)assessment comments for all assignments will be entered in gradebook on LMS30 03
Writing folio (total of 2,500 words)assessment comments for all assignments will be entered in gradebook on LMS50 02

Bendigo, 2017, Week 10-14, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSue Gillett

Class requirements

Industry Based Learning-Off Site Week: 10 - 14
Five 1.0 days industry based learning-off site other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 14 and delivered via blended.
"Taught at the Shepparton Festival in 2 weekend blocks"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Oral presentation (equivalent to 800 words)20 01
Research essay (1,500 words)assessment comments for all assignments will be entered in gradebook on LMS30 03
Writing folio (total of 2,500 words)assessment comments for all assignments will be entered in gradebook on LMS50 02

Melbourne, 2017, Week 26-30, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSue Gillett

Class requirements

Industry Based Learning-Off Site Week: 26 - 30
Five 1.0 days industry based learning-off site other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 26 to week 30 and delivered via blended.
"Taught at the Mildura Writers Festival in 5 day block."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Oral presentation (equivalent to 800 words)20 01
Research essay (1,500 words)assessment comments for all assignments will be entered in gradebook on LMS30 03
Writing folio (total of 2,500 words)assessment comments for all assignments will be entered in gradebook on LMS50 02

Melbourne, 2017, Week 10-14, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSue Gillett

Class requirements

Industry Based Learning-Off Site Week: 10 - 14
Five 1.0 days industry based learning-off site other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 14 and delivered via blended.
"Taught at the Shepparton Festival in 2 weekend blocks"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Oral presentation (equivalent to 800 words)20 01
Research essay (1,500 words)assessment comments for all assignments will be entered in gradebook on LMS30 03
Writing folio (total of 2,500 words)assessment comments for all assignments will be entered in gradebook on LMS50 02

Mildura, 2017, Week 26-30, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSue Gillett

Class requirements

Industry Based Learning-Off Site Week: 26 - 30
Five 1.0 days industry based learning-off site other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 26 to week 30 and delivered via blended.
"Taught at the Mildura Writers Festival in 5 day block."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Oral presentation (equivalent to 800 words)20 01
Research essay (1,500 words)assessment comments for all assignments will be entered in gradebook on LMS30 03
Writing folio (total of 2,500 words)assessment comments for all assignments will be entered in gradebook on LMS50 02

Mildura, 2017, Week 10-14, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSue Gillett

Class requirements

Industry Based Learning-Off Site Week: 10 - 14
Five 1.0 days industry based learning-off site other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 14 and delivered via blended.
"Taught at the Shepparton Festival in 2 weekend blocks"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Oral presentation (equivalent to 800 words)20 01
Research essay (1,500 words)assessment comments for all assignments will be entered in gradebook on LMS30 03
Writing folio (total of 2,500 words)assessment comments for all assignments will be entered in gradebook on LMS50 02

Shepparton, 2017, Week 26-30, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSue Gillett

Class requirements

Industry Based Learning-Off Site Week: 26 - 30
Five 1.0 days industry based learning-off site other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 26 to week 30 and delivered via blended.
"Taught at the Mildura Writers Festival in 5 day block."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Oral presentation (equivalent to 800 words)20 01
Research essay (1,500 words)assessment comments for all assignments will be entered in gradebook on LMS30 03
Writing folio (total of 2,500 words)assessment comments for all assignments will be entered in gradebook on LMS50 02

Shepparton, 2017, Week 10-14, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSue Gillett

Class requirements

Industry Based Learning-Off Site Week: 10 - 14
Five 1.0 days industry based learning-off site other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 14 and delivered via blended.
"Taught at the Shepparton Festival in 2 weekend blocks"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Oral presentation (equivalent to 800 words)20 01
Research essay (1,500 words)assessment comments for all assignments will be entered in gradebook on LMS30 03
Writing folio (total of 2,500 words)assessment comments for all assignments will be entered in gradebook on LMS50 02