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ALW252 - Writing for Young People

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2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Jodi Mc Alister
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 2-hour seminar per week for 11 weeks (including independent and collaborative learning activities)

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

Online independent and collaborative learning activities (asynchronous, approximately 2-hours work per week)

Content

This unit introduces students to the production of creative writing for young people. Students will engage with a variety of genres and narrative approaches, through the study of creative and critical texts relevant to child and young adult literature. Students undertaking this unit will learn to draft and pitch their work, identifying and applying key concepts around genre, audience and narration. This knowledge will be showcased in a final assessment: a substantial piece of creative writing for young people.

 

These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit

At the completion of this unit, successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

ULO1

Use competent, clear, accurate and appropriate written language and produce creative and reflective work to a deadline

GLO2: Communication

GLO6: Self-management

ULO2

Demonstrate critical understanding of genres and techniques of writing for young people

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

ULO3

Find, evaluate and apply research from a range of scholarly sources to your own work

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO5: Problem solving

ULO4

Identify, practise and apply key theories and approaches to writing for young people in your own creative work

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

ULO5

Demonstrate capacity to draft and improve both critical and creative work in response to feedback

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO5: Problem solving

ULO6

Demonstrate critical awareness of ethical principles In examination of various global, social and cultural contexts in which texts for young people are produced

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year

Assessment

Trimester 2:
Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 (Individual) - Journal 1000 words or equivalent 25% Week 5
Assessment 2 (Individual) - Research and Writing Exercise 1000 words or equivalent 25% Week 9
Assessment 3 (Individual) - Exercise 2000 words or equivalent 50% Week 11

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: ALW252 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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