Singapore University of Social Sciences

Children's Literature for Early Childhood (学前儿童文学) (ECL211)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: Chinese

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Education

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed


Synopsis

This course aims to provide knowledge and skills in two main areas of children's literature. The first area covers the essential theoretical knowledge related to children's literature which will include essential concepts and features of the main genres in children's literature, especially in terms of its relationships with child development. The other areas encompass the characteristics of children’s readers, the abilities to appreciate specific literature and transfer these skills in the practical teaching context.

Level: 2
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every July
E-Learning: BLENDED - Learning is done MAINLY online using interactive study materials in Canvas. Students receive guidance and support from online instructors via discussion forums and emails. This is supplemented with SOME face-to-face sessions. If the course has an exam component, this will be administered on-campus.

Topics

  • Definition, Scope and General Features of Children's Literature
  • Child Development, Children’s Readers and Children's Literature
  • Historical Development of Children's Literature
  • Textual Features of Different Genres
  • Rhymes and Poetry
  • Picture Books
  • Folklore and Fables
  • Fairy Tales and Stories
  • Drama and Motion Pictures
  • Prose and Other Genres
  • Criticism and Appreciation of Children's Literature
  • Approaches to Children's Literature in Classroom Context

Learning Outcome

  • Explain the key concepts of children's literature
  • Discuss the relationship between children’s development and children’s literature
  • Interpret the historical development of children's literature through representative works of different authors
  • Examine the features of different genres of children's literature
  • Relate the characteristics of readers of children's literature
  • Use different ways to appreciate and teach children's literature
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