Undergraduate Course: Children's Fiction (EDUA10052)
|School||Moray House School of Education
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This option will draw on students' existing knowledge of children's and adults' fiction to explore children's fiction and will introduce a range of theoretical perspectives in relation to the study and analysis of a variety of texts used with children at the different stages in the Primary school. Issues such as marketing and culture, the selection of appropriate texts, gender and its effect on young readers and reluctant readers will be considered. Students will use a critical approach as they examine and evaluate the literary and linguistic techniques employed by different writers to manipulate language for different purposes and to create particular effects. This approach will provide a model for considering what constitutes meaningful language activities in response to the reading of fictional texts and will be underpinned by current thinking and research into effective learning and teaching.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| Qualifications required for the B.Ed. (Hons.) Primary and normally completion of years 1 and 2 of an undergraduate programme
|Additional Costs|| Small selection of children's books.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Qualifications required for the B.Ed. (Hons.) Primary and normally completion of years 1 and 2 of an undergraduate programme
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 33,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||1) Reading Log 2) Assignment (3000 words).
|No Exam Information
| By the end of the course students will be able to:
- discuss, in an informed way, the marke;
- demonstrate an understanding of recent literary theories in relation to children's fiction;
- demonstrate an ability to use skills of textual analysis on a range of texts;
- demonstrate an ability to apply a range of critical, interpretative and evaluative approaches to fictional texts;
- demonstrate knowledge of recent research into the teaching of children's fiction;
- demonstrate pedagogical content knowledge in relation to progression and differentiation in the learning and teaching of fiction.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Mr Peter Tarrant
Tel: 51 6143
|Course secretary||Miss Jenna Mcculloch
Tel: (0131 6)51 6012
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