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Literature in the Secondary School Context
Any understanding of literature is bound up with assumptions about historically & culturally valued reading practices & texts. Therefore in this course teaching young adult literature is discussed in terms of how we read as well as what we read. EDUC2060 aims to give students a grounding in literary theory & its application in educational contexts. Students will consider some of the main issues of contemporary literary criticism that provide a framework for developing a broad repertoire of approaches to teaching literature in secondary classrooms. There will be opportunities for students to discuss, experience & practice strategies for teaching & to link literary theory to classroom practice through observations & reflections.
Participation and Presentation
Reading History and Reflective Notes
Module Activities and Group Discussions
Collaborative Project and Presentation