From Hungry Caterpillars to Hunger Games: Writing for Young People (11115.1)
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| Bruce, Canberra
|Faculty Of Arts And Design
|School Of Arts And Communications
|Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
| Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Learning outcomesAfter successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1 Write confidently for young people demonstrating an awareness of a range of audiences and the requirements of various markets;
2. Demonstrate reflective and reflexive skills in evaluating and enhancing creative writing;
3. Apply concepts presented in research surrounding the construction of childhood to the writing of literature for children, young adults, and ¿crossover¿ readers, and understand the publication avenues for this kind of writing; and
4. Apply concepts presented in the research literature to the analysis of literature for young people and issues surrounding both audience and literature.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
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2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
Equivalent units7479 Writing for Young People
|Teaching start date
|29 July 2024
|Dr Tony Eaton
There are no compulsory set external readings for this unit, however students ARE EXPECTED to read the weekly UNIT NOTES (provided in Canvas modules) and to view the weekly video summaries 'This Week in the Notes' on Canvas PRIOR TO each week's lectures and tutorials.
There are a number NON COMPULSORY readings provided in the Canvas reading list. These are generally the pieces referred to in the Unit notes for that week, and are intended for students who wish to extend their understanding or develop their skills further.
Tutorial classes will require students to periodically locate and bring various children's and young adult works to class for discussion. These can be sourced from the university library, Public libraries, or personal collections.
There are no additional required texts for this unit, however given the nature of the unit it is also essential to read widely in young people's literature across a range of readerships, genres and styles.
There is a STRONG CORRELATION in this unit between students who undertake additional reading, both from their reading list on Canvas and the body of creative texts discussed in notes and lectures, and students who receive grades of Distinction and higher.
Note that lectures for this unit will be delivered In Person on Tuesdays, with appropriate Covidsafe measures in place as per local regulations.
The majority of tutorials will also be offered in In-Person, however there will be at least one online synchronous class available for students who cannot make it onto campus.
Covidsafe measures will be followed in all in person classes.
Required IT skills
Students will be required to access and use Canvas for all assignment submission, and to keep up to date with unit information and reading lists.
Students electing to enrol into the online synchronous tutorial will be required to be familiar with Blackboard Collaborate, be able to access the virtual classroom in Canvas, and have suitable internet to allow effective use of the classroom functions. Students using the virtual classroom for their tutorials are strongly encourage to turn their cameras on wherever possible to allow for a more engaging and positive learning and teaching experience for all involved.
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