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Story, Children and the Arts (EDUC20083)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeEDUC20083
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject examines how story and storytelling engage children and young people. It focuses on how artful, imaginative and narrative experiences enrich and expand personal and social awareness, and connectedness. Students will explore story creating and story telling as expressive modes of communication and meaning-making through practice-based arts workshops linked to theory, and through site visits. Students, individually and in groups, will critique, compose/co-create and present stories suitable for young audiences drawing on a variety of texts such as artworks, picture books, film music, scriptwriting, graphic novels, and zines for a youth readership. This subject is suitable for students with little formal arts or writing background.

Intended learning outcomes

Students will demonstrate:

  • An understanding of how children and young people make meaning from a range of texts;
  • An enhanced understanding of visual, sonic and textual narrative, and the relationships between them and with audiences;
  • A capacity to understand and apply a range of symbolic and expressive systems;
  • An enhanced capacity to critically analyse a range of visual, sonic and narrative texts in and across cultural contexts;
  • An ability to make an original visual, sonic and/or textual narrative;
  • An enhanced capacity to create, imagine and innovate, and to reflect on these processes.

Last updated: 19 July 2019