Children's Literature for a Diverse World EDUC5923

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Education
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

This course aims to provide students with an overview of current theories of cultural literacy and how they impact on the selection and analysis of international children's literature texts and for working with culturally and linguistically diverse groups of children.

Timetable

Blended learning: 3 three hour sessions plus 2 hours online learning and 1 hour Tutorial.

Requirements of Entry

None

Assessment

Students will write a 2000- 2500 word essay outlining a rationale for a collection of texts to be used within a socially relevant initiative based on relevant theories of diversity and cultural literacy.

Course Aims

This course will provide students with opportunities to:

 

Examine in detail a range of international texts that illustrate the cultural and linguistic diversity of literature for children.

 

Demonstrate awareness of theories of cultural literacy and children's literature that can illuminate concepts of diversity and inclusion.

 

Embedded within this course will be opportunities to:

 

Consider a range of pedagogical strategies appropriate for accessing and using children's literature and media in diverse classrooms.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

 

LO1 Demonstrate an understanding of how theories of cultural literacy and children's literature can illuminate concepts of diversity and inclusion.

 

LO2 Apply knowledge in order to critically examine a range of international texts that illustrate the cultural and linguistic diversity of texts for children.

 

LO3 Demonstrate an understanding of and concern for the local and global dimensions that impact on children in relation to issues of cultural diversity, inclusion and social justice through a variety of different media including children's literature.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.