AUSTRALIAN CONTEMPORARY CHILDREN'S LITERATURE

EDU2ACL

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

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.

SchoolEducation

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDebra Edwards

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesTutorial preparation and contribution journal. Discipline Knowledge Presentation with the review of texts.

Capstone subjectNo

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the development of Australian children's literature into the 21st century

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AuthorJ. Foster, E. Finnis & M. Nimon

Year2005

Edition/Volume1876938781

PublisherCentre for Information Studies

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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 identities.
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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