ALL721 - Writing for Children


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Intensive period: February Online intensive*

Trimester 1: Online

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125


Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with:

ALL725, ALL726

Study commitment

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

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - online

Intensive period: Online independent and collaborative learning including 6 x 2-hour scheduled online seminars and 6 x 1-hour practical experiences (workshop)

Trimester 1: Online independent and collaborative learning including 2 x 2-hour practical experiences (workshop)


* Unit chair approval required for enrolment


This unit will introduce students to key ideas and approaches in writing for children. Students will select a genre in which to write a piece of creative fiction such as fantasy, the school story or romance. They will frame their understanding of contemporary genre conventions by analysing a selection of children's and young adult fiction and utilising this context in the production of their own creative output.

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