Studying for an MA in Children’s Literature and Literacies will allow you to engage both critically and creatively with all aspects of Literacy as well as Children’s Literature, i.e. the ways in which we read and understand the world, in a variety of forms and including well-known, ‘classic’ texts and contemporary authors across a range of genres, ranging from poetry, picture books, non-fiction to graphic novels, aimed at readers from 0-18.
Throughout this course you will develop specialist knowledge of Literature written for children, children’s ‘Literacies’ and current theory and research relating to literary and literacy developments. The MA is issues based and interdisciplinary. It is taught by a committed and well-established team researching Literature and Literacy Education at Bishop Grosseteste University.
By analysing the use and impact of Children’s Literature in children’s home and educational experiences, you will be able to explore and understand the social functions of Literature and Literacy within their historical and cultural contexts. You will also gain an understanding of the nature of Literacy and Literature in a digital age and develop transferable skills for your own research within this field.
A flexible range of assessments on the course will offer the opportunity to develop your own particular interests and goals, including the creation of digital artefacts and presentations alongside written assignments.
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Students looking to study this course will need to have obtained or be predicted to obtain an undergraduate honours degree with a minimum of lower second class honours (or equivalent).
Prospective students may be required to attend a consultation with the programme leader or a member of the academic team before commencing the course (this may be a telephone conversation if appropriate), and all are welcome to arrange a campus visit before enrolment.
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About The Course
The MA in Children’s Literature and Literacies is a specialised Master’s degree which aims to provide professional development and academic progression in this subject by enhancing subject expertise for related careers and further research qualifications. The MA aims to develop the knowledge and expertise of participants from a range of related disciplines including recent graduates, qualified teachers, librarians or anyone with a passion in children’s literature and literacy
By undertaking this Master’s degree you will study five core modules:
- Children’s Literate Lives
- Children’s Literature: Words, Pictures, Voices
- Children’s Literacies: Now, New, Next?
- Researching Children’s Literacy and Literacies
These modules aim to enable you to develop a broad, inclusive, critical and contemporary understanding of ‘literacies’ and the influence of these on the learning experiences of children and young people. Throughout this course you will develop specialist knowledge of children’s ‘literacies’ and current theory and research relating to literacy development and literacy education.
By analysing the impact of children’s home and educational experiences, you will be able to explore and understand the social functions of literature and literacy. You will also gain an understanding of the nature of literacy in a digital age and develop transferable skills for your own research within this field.
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Students will be taught using a variety of methods such as interactive lectures, workshops, tutorials and seminars which are all used to promote engagement and independent learning within the various topics and modules that are studied throughout the programme.
Students will be taught by a variety of experienced practitioners who are active in the field to enhance the learning and teaching of certain modules and sector-specific content.
Here at BGU we aim to make assessment an integral part of your learning, with each assignment outline is developed to reflect your own working reality and the precise format is negotiated with a tutor. Students looking to study the MA Children’s Literature and Literacies course can expect to undertake a range of assessment which include written essays, presentations, portfolios and reports, as well as practical tasks.
Each of the module assessments will focus on the skills required for the elements contributing to the undertaking of a research project and the writing of a research report, ensuring that students are developing their power of critical inquiry, independent judgement and a creative application to their learning.
Studying at BGU is a student-centred experience. Staff and students work together in a friendly and supportive atmosphere as part of an intimate campus community. You will know every member of staff personally and feel confident approaching them for help and advice, and staff members will recognise you, not just by sight, but as an individual with unique talents and interests. We will be there to support you, personally and academically, from induction to graduation.
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