FICTION FOR YOUNG ADULTS

EDU4FYA

2021

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.

SchoolEducation

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDebra Edwards

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Available as ElectiveYes

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

Prerequisites EDU2GCL, or approved by the subject co-ordinator

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

various

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

Authorvarious

YearN/A

Edition/VolumeN/A

Publishervarious

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

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

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Identify the features that define Young Adult literature and distinguish it from both children's and adult literature.
02. Critique specific texts in terms of theoretical perspectives, social and historical contexts, and styles used by particular authors/illustrators.
03. Identify theoretical perspectives, social and historical contexts, and styles used by particular authors/illustrators in unfamiliar texts.

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Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDebra Edwards

Class requirements

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Text Review - 1st submission (approx. 500 words) 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.

N/AOtherIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO2

Text Review - 2nd submission and commentary (approx. 750 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2

Essay (approx. 1750 words) Students will prepare and present a formal academic essay from a set of questions based on the texts introduced in the subject.

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Examination (approx 1500 words) online

N/AOther written examIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDebra Edwards

Class requirements

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Text Review - 1st submission (approx. 500 words) 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.

N/AOtherIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO2

Text Review - 2nd submission and commentary (approx. 750 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2

Essay (approx. 1750 words) Students will prepare and present a formal academic essay from a set of questions based on the texts introduced in the subject.

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Examination (approx 1500 words) online

N/AOther written examIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Mildura, 2021, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDebra Edwards

Class requirements

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Text Review - 1st submission (approx. 500 words) 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.

N/AOtherIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO2

Text Review - 2nd submission and commentary (approx. 750 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2

Essay (approx. 1750 words) Students will prepare and present a formal academic essay from a set of questions based on the texts introduced in the subject.

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Examination (approx 1500 words) online

N/AOther written examIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3