EDUC20063 Story, Children and the Arts

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2017:

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.Show/hide details
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 24-Jul-2017 to 22-Oct-2017
Assessment Period End 17-Nov-2017
Last date to Self-Enrol 04-Aug-2017
Census Date 31-Aug-2017
Last date to Withdraw without fail 22-Sep-2017

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 hours
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability


Assoc Prof Neryl Jeanneret, Dr Marnee Watkins, Dr Robert Brown


Dr Marnee Watkins: m.watkins@unimelb.edu.au
Dr Robert Brown: r.brown@unimelb.edu.au

Subject Overview:

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.

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.
  • Essay – Story, Storytelling and Children (1600 words) due mid semester (40%)
  • Negotiated Project report (1600 words) due end of semester (40%)
  • Individual Class Presentation (8 minutes; equivalent to 800 words) due end of semester (20%)

Hurdle requirement: Minimum of 80% attendance at all scheduled lectures, tutorials, seminars and workshops.

Prescribed Texts:

Readings will be given out in class.

Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Links to further information: http://education.unimelb.edu.au/study_with_us/breadth/creativity_the_arts_and_young_people#story
Related Breadth Track(s): Creativity, the Arts, and Young People

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