Children's Literature K-12 (EDPG5011)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit examines contemporary practical and theoretical issues surrounding the use of literary texts for children and adolescents in today's classrooms. The focus is primarily on literature for young children and young adolescents from K-12. The sessions will involve discussion of participants' wide and close reading of a range of children's literaty texts and of the recent theory and research relating the chracteristics of such texts to the classroom practicalities of literacy pedagogy. We will look at the impact of technology on reading, the significance of visual literacy, the importance of children's personal, aesthetic and socially critical responses to literary texts, and the role of literacy texts in devloping particular kinds of literacy practices.

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Classes

4 wks x 2 hrs; 3 x Saturday sessions - dates to be negotiated in week 1 of classes

Assessment

Portfolio of teaching and learning resources; a presentation and position paper on the role of children's literature in today's society

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No

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