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ECL470 - Children's Literature in the Classroom

Unit details

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Year2014 unit information
Offering information:

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

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2 2014 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, ELE603


This unit is taught through CloudDeakin. 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%).

Prescribed texts

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

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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