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Unit details

ECL470 - Children's Literature in the Classroom

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Offering information:

This unit is offered in wholly online mode.  Attending on-campus classes is not  required.

Enrolment modes:

(ONLINE)

Credit point(s):1
Offerings: Trimester 2
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, ELE603

Note:

This unit is taught through Deakin Studies Online (DSO). Weekly participation is required.

Content

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.

Assessment

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

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

Prescribed texts

Bull, G & Anstey, M 2002 Crossing the Boundaries, Prentice Hall, Frenchs Forrest, NSW.

Children's Literature in the Classroom: Study Guide and Reader 2004, Deakin University Press, Geelong.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Student Contribution Rate***Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$680$544$544$2085$2263

* Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2010
** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2009
*** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2008
**** Fee rate for students who commenced studies from 2005
***** Fee rate for students who commenced studies from 2006
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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