Exploring sustainability in literature for the Australian curriculum : an annotated guide

Jetnikoff, Anita & Kelly, Melissa (2014) Exploring sustainability in literature for the Australian curriculum : an annotated guide. Words'worth, 47(1), pp. 38-49.

Abstract

The Australian Curriculum: English (AC:E) is being implemented in Queensland and asks teachers and curriculum designers to incorporate the cross curriculum priority of Sustainability. This paper examines some texts suitable for inclusion in classroom study and suggests some companion texts that may be studied alongside them, including online resources by the ABC and those developed online for the Australian Curriculum. We also suggest some formative and summative assessment possibilities for responding to the selected works in this guide. We have endeavoured to investigate literature that enable students to explore and produce text types across the three AC:E categories: persuasive, imaginative and informative. The selected texts cover traditional novels, novellas, Sci-fi and speculative fiction, non-fiction, documentary, feature film and animation. Some of the texts reviewed here also cover the other cross curriculum priorities including texts by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers and some which also include Asian representations. We have also indicated which of the AC:E the general capabilities are addressed in each text.

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ID Code: 67358
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
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Keywords: Australian curriculum, Literature in the Australian Curriculum, Sustainability, Cross currciulum Priorities in the Australian Curriculum
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE ESL and TESOL) (130204)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Children & Youth Research Centre
Current > Schools > School of Teacher Education & Leadership
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 The Author(s)
Copyright Statement: This is a non- refereed, non-funded paper and the copyright stays with the Principal author as above.
Deposited On: 13 Feb 2014 22:48
Last Modified: 01 May 2014 07:58

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