LLTED523-23B (NET)

The Joy and Disruption of Children's Literature

30 Points

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The University of Waikato
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Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education

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: trish.watson@waikato.ac.nz

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: anne.ferrier-watson@waikato.ac.nz

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What this paper is about

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In this paper we engage with the depth and traditions of current scholarship in the field of children's literature using texts from a wide range of contexts. The course begins by covering a wide scope of current issues in children's literature and ends with an opportunity for students to gain deep knowledge of a topic of their choice with guidance and support. We explore children's literature from around the world, developing an appreciation of its power to reflect, maintain and disrupt community norms.
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How this paper will be taught

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This paper is taught wholly online.

Each week students are asked to make two responses to literature related to set topic in the first half of the course (Assignment 1), and to a topic of choice in the second half of the course (Assignment 3).

In addition each week there is a weekly task to complete which contributes to Assignment 2.

The lecturer will make regular announcements reminding students of the week's work and upcoming deadlines. She will also make a weekly Panopto recording to introduce the week's topic.

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Required Readings

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The required readings for the paper are available on Talis at https://rl.talis.com/3/waikato/lists/40A27EDE-5430-1F08-7478-DB11D7059B42.html?lang=en-NZ. This reading list can also be accessed via the Reading List tab on Moodle or the Reading list tab on the library homepage.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Critically explore recent research in children's literature concerning a specific topic of relevance to their teaching practice
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  • Critically reflect on the place of international children's literature awards
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  • Critically reflect on the position and history of children's literature
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  • Develop a critical awareness of current issues in children's literature and their relevance to the classroom
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  • Develop skills in creating text sets for use in the classroom
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Assessments

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How you will be assessed

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There will be THREE assignments for this course.

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Online postings (25%)
20 Aug 2023
11:30 PM
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Report on creating a text set for use in the classroom (25%)
1 Sep 2023
11:30 PM
25
  • Online: Moodle Forum Discussion
3. Literature review of current research (50%)
8 Oct 2023
11:30 PM
50
  • Online: Upload to Moodle Forum
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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