EDPG5011 Children's Literature K–12

This postgraduate unit of study is currently only available as the two-module professional learning program that we offer.

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 literary texts and of the recent theory and research relating the characteristics 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 literary texts in developing particular kinds of literacy practices.

Professional learning credit transfer
To qualify for postgraduate credit transfer for this unit of study, both modules of the professional learning course 'Children's Literature' must be completed. Each module is 20 hours. Module 1 is being offered in in 2012 in blended mode (online and in-school) in Semester Two. Module 2 will be offered in 2013. (Please note, completion of module 1 is prerequisite for enrolment in module 2.)

The cost of each short course module is $500 per person, GST inclusive.

Teachers may elect to redirect their professional experience mentoring payment towards the cost.

Upon completion of both modules that make up each unit of study, an additional fee applies when participants wish to take up postgraduate credit transfer, bringing the cost in line with standard faculty postgraduate unit of study fees.

For more information contact
Nina Goodwin | T: 02 9351 6329 | E: