EDUC10200 Young Adult Fiction: Readers, Rebels & Realisation

Academic Year 2021/2022

This module explores story, reading and engagement with literature in the lives of young people. It is open to students from all disciplinary backgrounds. As the young adult fiction genre attracts more and more critical commentary, we consider the literary text as a potent source of personal, philosophical and educational meaning for young people and adults - as a potential locus for growth, realisation and emancipation.

Engaging with an International scope of texts, including graphic novels and contemporary poetry, we will consider educating through literature for literacy and for life. We will explore the responsibility of the text, the young reader and the engaged adult, from pre-verbal through to formal educational relationship and the text as educator. Reading will include Northern Lights, The Crossover, Children of Blood and Bone, Illegal: The Graphic Novel, In Paris with You and others. A reading list will be provided in advance.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students will have developed their:
• Philosophical thinking capabilities
• Appreciation of the significance for young people of the themes present in literature
• Understanding of the need for and roles of reading in the lives of young people, the potential significance of reading about and with young people
• Ability to turn a critical eye towards children’s literature as genre and event
• Experience of Philosophy for Children as a pedagogy for growth in the literature classroom

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours






Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Lectures, workshop, group discussions and assignment
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Essay: The module will be assessed via a 2000-word final essay. Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded Yes


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.

Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 Tues 11:00 - 11:50
Tutorial Offering 1 Week(s) - 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 Tues 12:00 - 12:50