UWA PLUS

Teaching and Learning with Young Adult Fiction: Part A  

This micro-credential provides an overview of young adult fiction, as novel, hybrid story, multimodal and graphic stories and games, and how it can be used to support and extend learning across the curriculum. Key research, trends and genres are examined. It explores how young adult fiction can develop key middle and upper primary school curricula knowledge, literacy skills, curriculum priorities and twenty first century skills. 

Upon successful completion, you'll receive:

  • Stackable with additional micro-credential for 3 points credit towards a post graduate course.  
  • A Certificate of Achievement
  • A UWA Plus Professional Development Transcript, listing all successfully completed micro-credentials
Delivery mode
Both onsite and online
Course date
Semester 1 - 3 March - 10 April 2022
Applications close
Semester 1 - 24 February 2022
Duration
5 weeks
Effort
75 hours (including contact hours, personal study time and assessment)
Academic lead
Dr Jennifer Shand
Cost
$825 inc. GST
Critical Information Summary
EDUCM511 Teaching and Learning with Young Adult Fiction: Part A [PDF 100KB]
 
Notebook and a workspace 

Why study this course?

  • This micro credential provides an opportunity for educators to learn about the important field of young adult fiction and its
    potential to add richness and diversity to their teaching practice.
  • Based upon the principle of research led practice, it
    encourages participants to become immersed in contemporary fiction and to explore the opportunities provided for student
    learning and motivation. 
  • Students are able to interpret key genres, trends and research outcomes in young adult fiction; analyse the
    educational and motivational uses of young adult fiction in middle secondary and upper primary school; and evaluate the
    use of young adult fiction for specific curriculum areas and cross curricula delivery.
  • It is available through online and interactive face to face/Teams activities and workshops for local, national and regional participants.
     

Who should study this course?

This micro-credential unit is designed for teachers and educators who have an appropriate teaching, education and training qualification. It is recommended that participants have some education or training experience.

This could include secondary and primary teaching, adult and vocational education, and professional and student development in community service and volunteer organisations.

What's next after the course?

The completion of this micro-credential may provide Advanced Standing in UWA postgraduate courses.

What is the content? 

This micro-credential provides an overview of young adult fiction, as novel, hybrid story, multimodal and graphic stories and games, and how it can be used to support and extend learning across the curriculum. Key research, trends and genres are examined. It explores how young adult fiction can develop key middle and upper primary school curricula knowledge, literacy skills, curriculum priorities and twenty first century skills. Upon completion, participants will be able to identify key genres and trends, investigate the suitability of texts for curriculum areas and identify and evaluate pedagogical strategies  for the use of young adult fiction in the classroom.  

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