Teaching and Learning with Young Adult Fiction: Part B 

This micro-credential examines the application of young adult fiction to build curriculum content, motivate students, build literacy skills and twenty first century skills in middle school and upper primary school classes. Upon completion, participants will be able to reflect upon the use of specific creative and hybrid texts, evaluate and create learning activities, programs and resources which use young adult fiction. They will create and share learning activities, programs and resources for middle school and upper primary curricula.

Upon successful completion, you'll receive:

  • Stackable with additional micro-credential for 3 points credit towards a postgraduate course.  
  • A UWA Plus Professional Development Transcript, listing all successfully completed micro-credentials
Delivery mode
Both onsite and online
Course date
Semester 1 - 28 February - 30 May 2022
Applications close
Semester 1 - 21 February 2022
Semester 1 and 2: After school hours + school holiday 2 day intensive workshops 
75 hours (including contact hours, personal study time and assessment)
Academic lead
Dr Jennifer Shand
$825 inc. GST
Notebook and a workspace 

Why study this course?

  • Enhance your knowledge of modern physical sciences allowing you can confidently teach Einsteinian concepts of space and time, gravity and quanta
  • Implement modern physical science programs with your classes in a supported, collegiate environment
  • Develop your knowledge and skills as a science coordinator and supporting others in the teaching of modern physical sciences


Who should study this course?

This micro-credential is ideal for primary teachers of science and science coordinators, primary teachers in training, other educators and community members who have an interest in science education.

Recommended prior knowledge:
Teaching qualifications with some science background, Certificate IV or higher, and/or practical classroom experience.


How does it work?

Some face-to-face/online lectures, practical workshops, implementing activity-based teaching practices with students and reporting outcomes for assessment.

The Summer School will run during the January school holidays. 
For Semester 1 and 2 courses, lectures and workshops will be held after school and during school holidays.  


 What's next after this course?

This 3 Professional Development Point micro-credential is stackable with other micro-credentials (to total 6 Professional Development Points) for academic credit towards relevant UWA courses.


Applications are open.

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