|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Lecture||9 Hours. 9 lectures x 1 hour|
|Seminars / Tutorials||9 Hours.|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||essay 3,000 words||100%|
At the end of this module, students should be able to:
- explain the meaning, forms and value of literacy;
- demonstrate an understanding fo the aquisition of reading skills and the reading habits of young people;
- summerise the influence which information technology and the media have on the development of the child, children's book publishing and library provision;
- describe the role of the British childrenn's public library service and associated organisations in supporting the social, educational, cultural and recreational needs of the young;
- outline the principles of managing the collection of a children's library;
- discuss the value and range of promotional activities currently offered by children's libraries.
Although the promotion of reading and writing is viewed as a fundamental tenet of the philosophy of children's librarianship, collections and services have not been immune to the influence of the new technologies. Current developments in education have played a significant part in bringing together schools' and children's librarians.
The overall aim of this module, is to elucidate the contribution which the British children's library service makes to the educational, cultural and social development of children and young people.
This module is at CQFW Level 7