ALW252 - Writing for Young People


2020 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125




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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)

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.

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