Imagining the World through Language and Literature

EDU30001 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online, Wantirna Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students

Duration

  • 1 Teaching Period

Contact hours

  • Recommended 8 hours of study per week

2021 teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2

Dates:
5 Jul 21 - 3 Oct 21

Results:
26 Oct 21

Last self enrolment:
18 Jul 21

Census:
30 Jul 21

Last withdraw without fail:
20 Aug 21


Corequisites

Nil

Aims and objectives

This unit is designed to develop and deepen pre-service teachers’ knowledge of children’s literature as an essential part of language and literacy development. This will enable them to make informed decisions about selecting and using literature and language experiences in early childhood education. They will become familiar with and knowledgeable critics of a wide variety of genres, including poetic, narrative and informational literature, traditional tales, picture books, popular culture and new technologies suitable for use in early childhood education (birth to eight years of age).

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Identify and advocate how children’s literature is an essential part of literacy education.(birth to eight years of age).
2. Articulate how storytelling and picture books support language acquisition and literacy skills.
3. Examine factors, current trends and how popular culture impacts upon language and literature
4. Analyse a range of genres and conventions in children's literature, including folklore, picture books, storytelling, language games and poetry.
5. Demonstrate techniques of effective and engaging teaching that develops literacy skills.
6. Critically evaluate children’s language and literature resources

 

Courses with unit

BA-EDUEC Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)
BA-EDUEC2 Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)
DP-EDU Diploma of Education Studies
AB-EDU Associate Degree of Education