Faculty of Education

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedNot offered in 2014


This unit introduces students to a wide range of literature suitable for children. Students engage with various approaches to storytelling and language arts, including digital and cross-arts storytelling. The unit addresses how to critically analyse texts, how to select and present literature for children and methods of integrating language arts across the curriculum. By developing skills as story makers and tellers, students gain an understanding of pedagogies for engaging children in literature and developing literacies through storytelling.


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

  1. develop knowledge of the diversity of genre in children's literature
  2. demonstrate an understanding of effective selecting of literature for children of diverse backgrounds and abilities
  3. display competency in presenting literature and stories to children in a variety of ways
  4. develop an appreciation of the role literature, storytelling and the arts play in health and well-being, sustainability, intercultural communication and Indigenous Australian and Asian people's cultures and perspectives
  5. understand and apply varied approaches to integrating literature and language arts across the curriculum.


Children's literature, storytelling and arts-based investigation (2000 words or equivalent, 50%)
Multimedia research assignment (2000 words or equivalent, 50%)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • 2 contact hours per week

(b.) Additional requirements:

  • independent study to make up the minimum required hours per week

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