Children's Literature (11764.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Education|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Academic Program Area - Education||Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit|| Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Express and evaluate key critical, theoretical and aesthetic debates in literature for children and young people;
2. Appreciate the value of story-reading and story-telling in a wide variety of educational contexts;
3. Appreciate the richness and complexity of First Peoples' story-telling in its many forms, which include performance, published stories and visual art;
4. Demonstrate an understanding of the multimodal and multidimensional properties of literature for children and young people in the 21st century;
5. Apply understanding and knowledge of literary texts to construct appropriate, creative and meaningful lesson plans.
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
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
PrerequisitesMust have passed 9863 Core Literacy.
Equivalent units9882 Linguistics for Educators
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||31 July 2023||On-Campus||Dr Rachel Cunneen|
|2024||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||29 July 2024||On-Campus||Dr Rachel Cunneen|
You can purchase all required texts through the Book Cow, Kingston ACT. Book Cow offer a generous discount to UC students studying this unit.
Purchase your texts online here.
Freya Blackwood (2021): The Boy and the Elephant. Harper Collins Australia.
Stephanie Owen Reeder (2021): Australia's Wild, Weird, Wonderful Weather. National Library of Australia.
Rebecca Stead (2010): When You Reach Me. The Text Publishing Company.
Kirli Saunders: (2020): Bindi. Magabala Books.
Your tutor will share additional children's literature texts with you. Books, journals and articles on theory, curriculum and pedagogy will be made available on the Canvas Reading List. The UC Library also has a subscription to the online resource, Story Box Library, which will help you to complete Assessment Two and Three.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Approval of extenuating circumstances will be dependent upon the production of supporting documentation and at the discretion of the unit convener.
All assessment items required to be submitted online must be submitted via the appropriate Canvas drop box. It is the student's responsibility to upload the correct and corresponding draft or assessment item to the right submission section. Assignments must be submitted in a format accessible to the assessor(s), as stated on the relevant canvas site. If the unit convener and/or tutor are unable to access a submission, a standard late penalty of 5% of the total marks possible for the task may be applied per day until the assignment is made accessible.
Special assessment requirements
Normally an aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the unit.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Provision of valid documentation
Please note that the University takes student conduct very seriously. All documentation provided to University staff must be valid and the provision of fraudulent documentation carries with it potentially serious consequences, including suspension and/or exclusion from the University. Note that all allegations of student misconduct will be referred to the Associate Dean for Education (ADE) as a prescribed authority for investigation.
Reading and private study: 50 hours
Workshop and online participation: 50 hours
Assessment tasks: 50 hours
Attendance at all scheduled sessions in this unit is compulsory and absences could result in a fail. All absences need to be supported by appropriate documentation (e.g., medical certificate).
Successful engagement with all learning activities in this accredited Initial Teacher Education course is necessary to demonstrate that you have met the Graduate career stage of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (AITSL, 2011).
It is recognised that sometimes absence is unavoidable. If you are absent for more than two sessions, however, your engagement with the unit could be considered unsatisfactory.
Required IT skills
All students require UC entry level IT skills, eg: the ability to use Canvas effectively, to use the Microsoft Suite, to use online databases to conduct research, and to create brief digital presentations. In addition, students taking the online version of this unit should note the following:
This unit involves online meetings in real time using the Virtual Room in your UCLearn teaching site. The Virtual Room allows you to communicate in real time with your lecturer and other students. To participate verbally, rather than just typing, you will need a microphone. For best audio quality we recommend a microphone and speaker headset. For more information and to test your computer, go to the Virtual Room in your UCLearn site and 'Join Course Room'. This will trigger a tutorial to help familiarise you with the functionality of the virtual room.
Required texts from The Book Cow will cost approximately $65. Limited numbers of the required texts will also be available in the UC Library.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Research Led Education: There are active researchers teaching this unit who are able to engage students in deep and active learning and transmit to students a passion for research. Students will have the opportunity to work with staff at the National Centre for Australian Children's Literature to develop research skills and project-based learning.