Navigating Novels

The micro-credential provides interactive instruction and collaborative opportunities to explore historical fiction in English education.

Through a series of lectures, workshops and activities, participants will track the genre of historical fiction through time, considering traditional engagements with the genre, as well as exploring examples that blend aspects of other genres.

The micro-credential will also pose some questions about the relationship between history, narrative shapes and storytelling methods, as well as social, cultural and political uses of historical fiction.

This content will be complemented by considerations of historical fiction in the classroom, as well detailed discussions about creative practice that teachers might find useful for designing programs and lessons.

The micro-credential will be mapped against AITSL standards and is supported by the research findings of The Big Picture Project, a joint UWA English and Literary Studies and English Teachers' Association of WA initiative.

Upon successful completion of this micro-credential, you'll receive:

  • Two PD Points
  • A Certificate of Achievement
  • A UWA Plus Professional Development Transcript, listing all successfully completed micro-credentials
Delivery mode
Online timetabled
Course dates
To be announced

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Total effort - 50 hours comprising:
  • Seminars - 4 x 3 hours
  • Recorded mini-lecture per seminar - 1.5 hours
  • Reading/Reflective activities per seminar -1.5 hours
  • Assessment
  • Academic lead
    Professor Tanya Dalziell
    $440 inc. GST

     10% discount for WA English Teacher's Association (ETAWA)

    Critical information summary
    Navigating Novels ENGLM504 [PDF 246KB]

    What you'll learn

    Participants will be able to:

    Interpret texts produced in varied cultural and historical contexts with sensitivity to the generic dimensions, intertextual significance, and formal qualities of those texts

    Evaluate and make use of critical scholarship in the discipline of English Literary Studies

    Clearly express ideas, examples and arguments in appropriate written and oral forms

    Deploy skills of critical analysis and independent critical reasoning

    Critically and positively reflect upon own teaching practice

    Evaluate established and new theories of learning and model best practice as a way to improve own performance