GENRES IN CHILDREN'S LITERATURE

EDU2GCL

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students study current theories for interpreting literature, with a focus on genres and forms typically associated with children's literature. Topics covered include visual and textual formats, traditional, modernist and postmodern picture books, emerging formats, fantasy, historical and realistic fiction, poetry, and the critical analysis of children's and young adult literature.

SchoolEducation

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDebra Edwards

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesWeekly online learning activities and tutorial discussion. Students are also expected to keep up with the weekly reading of texts and own research.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsEDU1GCL

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

A Critical Handbook of Children's Literature

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorLukens, R.

Year2013

Edition/Volume9th ed

PublisherALLYN AND BACON

ISBN9780137056385

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Literature and the Child

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorCullinan, B. and Galda, L.

Year2016

Edition/Volume9th

PublisherBELMONT, CA: WADSWORTH/THOMSON LEARNING

ISBN9781305642362

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Reading the Visual: Written and Illustrated Children's Literature

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorAnstey, M & Bull, G

Year2000

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherHARCOURT AUSTRALIA

ISBN0729536025, 9780729536028

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
COMMUNICATION - Cultural Intelligence and Global Perspective
DISCIPLINE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Identify the defining features of a variety of genres in children's literature.
02. Critique specific texts in terms of theoretical perspectives, social and historical contexts, and styles used by particular authors or author/illustrators.
03. Explore unfamiliar texts in terms of those perspectives, contexts and styles.

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