A range of contemporary children's and adolescents' literature will be used in this workshop to explore student engagement, deep understanding and deep learning and, consequently, enhanced learning outcomes. We will consider questions around quality literature, critical literacies and the role of the arts in quality learning, and draw on recent concrete experiences in classrooms. The place of literature in the English K6 National Curriculum will also be considered. The workshop will be interactive and participants are asked to bring at least one example of something they define as 'quality literature' with them.
Board of Studies, Teaching & Educational Standards (previously NSW Institute of Teachers) Registered Professional Development
This course is approved as 5.25 hours of Institute Registered professional development for maintenance of accreditation at Professional Competence. Scope of endorsement - all Elements of the Professional Teaching Standards. NSWIT Course Codes 2013OPL-QLQL-April or 2013OPL-QLQL-June. Please provide your 6-digit Institute Number when you register if relevant.