2020 unit information
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
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
1 x 2-hour seminar per week for 11 weeks (including independent and collaborative learning activities)
Online independent and collaborative learning activities (asynchronous, approximately 2-hours work per week)
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
Use competent, clear, accurate and appropriate written language and produce creative and reflective work to a deadline
Demonstrate critical understanding of genres and techniques of writing for young people
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
Find, evaluate and apply research from a range of scholarly sources to your own work
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving
Identify, practise and apply key theories and approaches to writing for young people in your own creative work
Demonstrate capacity to draft and improve both critical and creative work in response to feedback
Demonstrate critical awareness of ethical principles In examination of various global, social and cultural contexts in which texts for young people are produced
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
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.
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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