ALL228 - The Golden Age in Children's Literature

Year: 2019 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool, Cloud (online)

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

Leonie Rutherford





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Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week including recordings on DeakinAir.

Cloud (online): Independent and collaborative learning activities including 1 x 2 hour Seminar equivalent per week, recordings on DeakinAir and independent discussions based on weekly exercises.


This unit introduces students to study some of the classics of children's literature. A major focus of this unit is on how changing attitudes to children, and the educational purposes of literature for children, are reflected in a range of texts published between the late fourteenth and early twentieth centuries. As canonical children's literature continues to be read by children today - and influences the contemporary texts produced for them - this unit pays particular attention to the interrelationship between the social, cultural and political values of past and present.


Assessment 1 (Individual) - Test (600 words or equivalent) - 15%

Assessment 2 (Individual) - Essay (1400 words or equivalent) - 35%

Assessment 3 (Individual) - Essay (2000 words or equivalent) - 50%

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