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This unit will explore ways of developing an interpretive literary community through close and wide study of literature with students. Participants will examine ways of using, studying, interpreting and creating texts in K-12 classrooms, where texts include novels, poetry, picture books, film, plays, multimodal and digital texts. The unit will draw on socio-cultural and critical theories of literacy with reference to theorists such as Derrida (notions of inclusions and exclusions, presence and silence in text), Foucault (ways in which texts construct people's identities, realities and social relations), Bahktin (notions of intertextuality and heteroglossia) and Halliday (the lexical, grammatical and ideological constructedness of texts). Critical review of the research in children's literature studies will be a significant component of the course. Students will examine and discuss theories of gender, multiculturalism, post-colonialism, multimodality, cross media storytelling and new forms of narrative as they apply to a wide range of children's literature. Students will have opportunities to select texts that are relevant for their own teaching contexts.
ASSESSMENT: Interpretive Essay (60%); Presentation and written justification(40%)
TEACHING PATTERN: Online
FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS Note: Class attendance may still be required
Fully online - H,L,W,I,N,O This unit is taught entirely online
Flexible scheduling - H,L,W,I,N,O Some classes will be held outside normal teaching hours; e.g. weekend blocks, summer schools etc
About Flexible Study Options
INTERNATIONALISATION This unit includes specific international contexts/case studies.
This unit includes international cross-cultural issues/skills.
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