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CRICOS Provider Code: 00586B

Information relevant to 2003 – Unit Details

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Literature for Children

Enrolment code: ESG777

Offered: Hobart: may be taken in summer school OR semester 1

Unit description:

Is designed for serving teachers and teacher librarians in early childhood, primary and secondary education. Students enrolling for this course need to read widely across the full range of literature for the young. The unit introduces the wide range of material now being published for the young and enables students to develop evaluative criteria for selecting books for use with individuals, groups and classes. It considers the nature of the reading process and the interrelation of reading with the other modes of language, exploring, in particular, the relationship of literature to the development of children’s powers of expression in speech and writing. The focus is especially on visual texts including picture books, film and commputer visuals.

Staff Dr CJ Hiller For information on staff, turn to relevant Faculty website University phone and email search phone    email
Unit weight 12.5% To see normal University Admission requirements
Assessment mode negotiated Examinations timetable (Users will need to know their login name (POP account) and password)
Recommended texts etc Anstey M & Bull G, Reading the visual, Harcourt, 2000
Nodelman P, The Pleasure of Children’s Literature, NY, Lond
Saxby M & Winch G (eds), Give Them Wings, Macmillan, Melb, 1987
Library Catalogue
Co-Op Bookshop
Discipline (School) Postgraduate Education  
Faculty website Faculty of Education  
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