In this culminating English unit, you will further the work commenced in ESH110 in language, and the work in ESH210 on literacy, closely integrating this with a focus on the Literature Strand of the Australian Curriculum: English. The unit will involve critical studies of children’s literature, including traditional tales, contemporary realistic fiction, historical fiction, fantasy, poetry, biography and memoir, and culturally diverse literature. You will explore the role of literature in the socialisation of children, and will learn about the ways, beliefs, values and ideologies in literature shape children’s lives. You will investigate the choices authors and illustrators make to serve different purposes in different social, historical and cultural contexts. You will study classroom approaches to the teaching of Literature, such as: responding to literature, examining language features and devices, and creating multimodal narrative texts. You will learn to apply both theoretical and pedagogical knowledge by designing a literature-based unit of work.
|Unit name||Critical Approaches To English|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
|Coordinator||Doctor Robyn McCarthy|
|Available as an elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- critically examine theoretical concepts about children's literature
- analyse children's literature from a range of perspectives
- design critical and creative classroom experiences centred around literature
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PrerequisitesEPR210 or ESH210 or ESH309
|Assessment||Assignment (20%)|Analysis (40%)|Critique (40%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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