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This unit is offered in wholly online mode. Attending on-campus classes is not required.
Not offered 2010
|Note: This unit is taught through Deakin Studies Online (DSO). Weekly participation is required.|
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%).
Bull, G. and Anstey, M. (Eds) 2002 Crossing the Boundaries Prentice Hall, Frenchs Forrest
Children's Literature in the Classroom: Study Guide and Reader 2004, Deakin University Press, Geelong
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