"Es war einmal..." - German Children's Literature
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- 26 Jun 2023
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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
produce a piece (written or audio-visual) of children's literature in German at an intermediate level;
apply advanced level language skills to the comprehension of modern German texts for children and teenagers;
demonstrate an accurate comprehension of authentic German texts;
analyse and evaluate aspects of culture and society as portrayed in German children's literature, with reference to their historical context;
recognise and interpret literary devices, such as form, style, symbolism, imagery and narrative perspective; and
research literary scholarship and draw on this to frame an argument in relation to a text.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s)
To enrol in this subject you will need to pass the Prerequisite/s. Please note as UNE results are released after the close of enrolment date, your enrolment into this subject will be withdrawn if you do not pass the prerequisite subject/s. First language (German) speakers may not enrol in German language units except when required for (school) teaching accreditation in Australian states and territories.
- Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media) Headset, including microphone (highly recommended) Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
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Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Historically, the function of stories for children was to teach them about the world and caution them about physical or moral dangers. When children’s literature was first published in print, this tradition of cautionary tales was continued. In this subject, you will read German literature for children and teenagers. The texts include fairy tales, picture books, and novels. The subject will focus on developing your ability to examine a literary text critically and to relate it to the socio-cultural context of German-speaking countries. Your language skills will be enhanced through a detailed study of the texts and you will be expected to produce your own story for children in German.
Assessment 1: Portfolio. 3500 words (equivalent). Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-6 Assessment 2: Online Quizzes (4 online quizzes (each worth 10%)).1000 words (equivalent). Relates to Learning Outcomes 2, 3
- Assessment 1: Portfolio. 3500 words (equivalent). A collection of learner-centred, personally relevant tasks and activites that foster receptive and/or productive language skills. (60%)
- Assessment 2: Online Quizzes (4 online quizzes (each worth 10%). Covering vocabulary and reading comprehension). 1000 words (equivalent). (40%)
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