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ECL470 - Children's Literature in the Classroom

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Offering information:

Not offered in Trimester 2 2015.  Reoffered Trimester 2: Cloud (online) 2016.

This unit is offered in Cloud (online) mode.  Attending campus based classes is not required.

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2 Cloud (Online)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

Student must be enrolled in course D342, D344, D347, D389, E356, E365, E377, E455, or E460.

Unit chair:J O'Mara




Incompatible with:

ECL339, ECL770, ELE439,  ELE603


This unit examines a range of issues related to literature for young people and their implications for the primary and secondary classroom. Topics covered include picture books and visual literacy, fantasy and other worlds, issues of representation and ideology and their implications for in and out of school reading practices, and sociocultural perspectives on the teaching of children's literature. It considers issues in reading and teaching a range of literacy and popular culture texts in both print and nonprint modes.


Assignment 1: Teaching visual texts (2000 words, 60%).

Assignment 2: Collation of online postings (2000 words, 40%).

Unit Fee Information

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