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EDF3125 - Children's literature: issues and analysis

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Education

Leader(s): Dr G Auld


Peninsula First semester 2009 (Day)


This unit has been designed to give students knowledge and appreciation of the features of a wide range of children's literature suitable for primary-aged children; the ability to critically analyse children's texts from various perspectives; and an awareness of current issues relating to selecting and presenting literature to young children.


Upon completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate an appreciation for the diversity of genre available in children's literature;
  2. understand the criteria for selecting literature for primary school children;
  3. understand the key issues concerned with the content and promotion of children's literature;
  4. understand the components for the analysis of children's literature; and
  5. show an ability to present literature to children in a variety of ways.


Assessment Task 1: Title: Written assignment (1600 words, 40%)
Assessment Task 2 : Title: Folio (2,400 words or equivalent, 60%)

Contact hours

2 hours per week

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