LLTED101-18A (HAM)

An Introduction to Children's Literature

15 Points

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Te Kura Toi Tangata Faculty of Education
Te Hononga Curriculum and Pedagogy

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Convenor(s)

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: helen.findlay@waikato.ac.nz
: janene.harris@waikato.ac.nz
: christine.stewart@waikato.ac.nz

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: alistair.lamb@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description

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In this paper we examine children's literature from picturebook to novel; from author to illustrator; from history to modern times. The link between children's literature and education is a thread running through the course. Class members will develop a familiarity with a range of genres and a number of overarching themes, including didacticism, censorship, multiculturalism, and anthropomorphism.
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Paper Structure

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This paper is taught by lecture, tutorial and online discussion. Each week there is a two hour lecture, a one hour tutorial, and an online discussion to participate in.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Identify and explain the components of the main genres found in children’s literature.
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  • Identify and discuss key issues (such as such as anthropomorphism, censorship, postmodernism, didacticism, multiculturalism and intertextuality) in children’s literature across genres.
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  • Read and articulate a written response to selected scholarly articles concerning children's literature.
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  • Articulate a personal response to the key course question ‘What is children’s literature?’
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Assessment

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This paper is internally assessed in three compulsory assignments. All written assignments must be submitted through Moodle and will be processed through ‘Turn it in’ which checks each assignment for plagiarism.

To pass this paper your must submit all internally assessed work by specified dates, and gain a passing grade in total.

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Assessment Components

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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. Moodle tasks
35
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Analysis of children's literature
30 Apr 2018
5:00 PM
35
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Pechakucha Presentations
30
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Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Readings for this course will be made available online.

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Recommended Readings

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Books on Course reserve:

Johnson, D. (2012). The Joy of Children’s Literature.Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Cengage Learning. PN1009.A1J54 2012

Short, K., Lynch-Brown, C. & Tomlinson, C. M. (2014). Essentials of Children’s Literature. Boston: Pearson. PN1009.A1L96 2014

Grenby, M. O. & Reynolds, K. (2011). Children’s Literature Studies. A Research Handbook. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan. PN1009. A1C56 2011

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Other Resources

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Useful websites:

https://www.thesapling.co.nz/ (Online website for Children's Literature)

http://www.storylines.org.nz (Storyline Children’s Literature Charitable Trust of New Zealand)

https://www.sevenstories.org.uk/ (National (UK) Centre for Children's Literature)

http://www.readingrockets.org/ (US multimedia literacy website)

http://bookcentre.ca/ (Canadian Children's Book centre)

https://cbca.org.au/ (Children's Book Council of Australia)

http://wowlit.org/ (University of Arizona World of Words)

http://booksforkeeps.co.uk/ (Children's book magazine online)

http://en.childrenslibrary.org/ (International Children’s Digital Library)

http://www.readingrockets.org (US based national literacy initiative)

http://www.ibby.org/ (International Board on Books for Young People)

http://www.ala.org (Association for Library Service to children-US)

http://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/childrens-literary-prizes-and-awards/

http://www.storylineonline.net/ (actors reading children’s books)

http://www.loc.gov/bookfest/author/ (Library of Congress annual BookFest)

http://wowlit.org/ (University of Arizona World of Words)

http://booksforkeeps.co.uk/ (Children's book magazine online)

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Online Support

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  • There will be weekly online discussions for this paper and a weekly reading log is to be completed each week. These contribute to Assignment 1.
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Workload

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For this paper you are expected to complete a minimum of 150 hours work.

Successful completion of this paper is based on the following:

  1. Full attendance including participation in lectures, tutorial work, and online discussions.
  2. Satisfactory completion of all internally assessed work by specified dates.

Attendance and Participation

Students are expected to attend all classes. If students know in advance that they will be absent from a lecture, or if they unavoidably miss a class or session, the lecturer should be advised.

Minimising Disruptions to Lectures

Lecturers and students have a right to expect minimal disruption during teaching. Students are expected to take steps to minimise possible disruptions. They may only bring visitors to tutorials/lectures (including dependent children) with the prior approval of the lecturer. If they wish to carry cellphones to lectures, the cellphones must be switched off. During tutorials, cellphones must be turned off and kept in bags.

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Linkages to Other Papers

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Additional papers in children's literature are offered at 200 level and 500 level:

LLTED201 New Zealand Children's Literature

ALED551 Children's Literature and Education

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Prerequisite(s)

Corequisite(s)

Equivalent(s)

Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: ALED111

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