Writing for Young People (7479.6)
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|Discipline Of Creative And Cultural Practice||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 outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Write confidently for young people demonstrating an awareness of audience and various markets
2. Undertake market research and identify appropriate publishers for particular works
3. Demonstrate skills in evaluating and enhancing creative writing
4. Critically evaluate and edit creative works
5. 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
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
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Relevant articles/readings will be posted to the unit's moodle website. There are no compulsory set readings for this unit, however it is highly recommended that students are familiar with relevant material before that week's lecture and tutorial. Tutorial classes will require students to locate and bring various children's and young adult works to class. 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, and the requirements for assessment 2, 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 e-reserve and the body of creative texts discussed in lectures, and students who receive grades of Distinction and higher.
While attendance at lectures and tutorials is not compulsory, it should be noted that the nature of the assessment items for this unit, and particularly assessment item 2, means that any student who attends less than 80% of the classes for this unit will find it very difficult to satisfactorily pass the assessments, and therefore the unit.
Required IT skills
To complete this unit successfully, you will need the ability to post to Moodle discussion forums, and word processing skills.
Work placement, internships or practicums