Course Title: Analyse literary texts and genres

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: TCHE5828

Course Title: Analyse literary texts and genres

School: 360T Education

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5290 - Diploma of Education Support

Course Contact : Soosan Kian

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9183

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Soosan Kian  9925 9183
 Elizabeth Buckley 9925 9494

Nominal Hours: 90

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

No specific pre-requisite and co-requisite.

Course Description

This unit develops the knowledge and skills required to analyse texts from a range of genres and use a range of critical tools.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VU20758 Analyse literary texts and genres


2 Analyse the relationship between genres and their cultural context

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Texts from a range of genres are examined and key features of different genres are analysed
2.2 Genre conventions including class, gender and ethnicity are examined.
2.3 The relationship between genres and cultural values are analysed
2.4 Ways in which texts subvert readers’ expectations and challenge values are examined


3 Analyse differing interpretations of texts from a range of theoretical perspectives

Performance Criteria:

3.1 The terms discourse and discourse analysis are explained
3.2 A range of discourses and their underpinning values are compared
3.3 Differing interpretations of a text are compared
3.4 The relationship between different interpretations and cultural values in texts are analysed
3.5 The relationship between different interpretations and the discourses in which the text operates are analysed
3.6 The relationships between textual interpretations and culture are analysed


1 Examine the relationship between a range of texts and the contexts in which they are produced and read

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Basic methods of textual analysis are examined and applied
1.2 Conventions and features that establish textual authority are examined across a range of texts and genres
1.3 The ideological basis of textual authority is examined across a range of texts and genres
1.4 Challenges and reinterpretations of the conventions and authority of texts are examined
1.5 The relationship between texts and readers are examined from a range of perspectives

Learning Outcomes

Demonstrate the knowledge and skills required to analyse texts from a range of genres and use a range of critical tools.

Details of Learning Activities

This unit is part of Diploma of Education Support program. You will study this unit with several other units on the same day. Your program consists of face to face teaching, Directed Study and you are expected to participate in professional placement. It is highly recommended that students attend at least 85% of class time as crucial learning activities, assessment task preparation and some assessment tasks are completed in class. You are not required to attend to complete Directed Study, however you are expected to complete all work given and will at times be required to show evidence that the work has been completed in this unit. Directed Study is a very important part of your program. An outline of your Directed Study will be given by your teacher and is published in the Weekly Program Delivery Plan.
The student learning experience will be facilitated through participation in a range of activities: 

  • Group discussion 

  • Research assignments

  • Guest speakers

  • Oral and/or written questions on "What if?" scenarios

  • Realistic simulations and role play
  • Practical demonstrations and direct observation of actual work and simulated work practice
  • Oral Presentations
  • Individual and group projects - Completing the projects will include negotiated independent study time and practical work relevant to the unit of competency. 

  • Work placement

Teaching Schedule

This unit will be delivered weekly. The times will be outlined in the program delivery plans which are updated each week.
Please note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources. Should the teaching schedule change students will be advised via blackboard.
Library Orientation & an RMIT Online Systems Information Session will be scheduled during the first two weeks of your program. Information about student services, rights and responsibilities is contained in your student diary.

This unit of competency is clustered with CHCEDS503A Support the development of literacy skills.

Semester 1


WeekVU20758 Analyse literary   texts and genres





Text types and contexts
2Text types and genres
Text types and interpretations
4Text types and interpretations1,2,31,5,7,8
5Genre analysis 11,2,31,5,7,8
6Genre analysis 11,2,31,5,7,8
7Genre analysis 11,2,31,5,7,8
8Genre analysis 11,2,31,5,7,8
9Keeping a professional journal
10Keeping a professional journal
11Keeping a professional journal
12Keeping a professional journal
13Genre analysis 2
14Genre analysis 2
15Genre analysis 2
16Genre analysis 2
17Language study /professional journal1,2,31,2,3,4,6,8
18Language study/professional journal

Mid-year interview

19Keeping a professional journal1,2,31,2,3,4,5,6,8
20Keeping a professional journal1,2,31,2,3,4,5,6,8
21Discourse study1,2,31,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
22Discourse study1,2,31,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
23Discourse study1,2,31,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
24Discourse study1,2,31,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
25Discourse study1,2,31,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,
26Discourse study1,2,31,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
27Discourse study1,2,31,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
28Discourse study1,2,31,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
29Genre analysis 3
30Genre analysis 3
31Genre analysis 3
32Genre analysis 3
33Genre analysis 3
34Genre Analysis 3
35Genre Analysis 3
36 Unit finalisation and review  

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Twelve Angry Men (film version - school copy only) The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time ( novel - student purchase) Swimming Upstream (film - school copy only)  


Other Resources


There are no set texts in this course. RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through handouts, our online systems and access to facilities and relevant software. You will also have access to the library resources. It is recommended that you bring:

• Display folder with plastic sleeves
• Highlighter pens
• a workbook in which to keep notes
• Headphones (use your own or they can be purchased from the Brunswick Library very cheaply)
• USB (Memory stick)

Overview of Assessment

You must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of the competencies in order to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks. You may be assessed by:

• oral presentations; group and/or individual
• Direct observation of actual and simulated work practice
• Oral or written questioning
• Assignments and projects
• Presentation of a portfolio of evidence which may comprise of essays, reports, relective writing and/or photographs and/or video and audio files
• Review of products produced through work-based or course activities
• Third-party feedback from a work supervisor/employer
Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions, through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.
If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.
An assessment policy summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.
Your courses assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures see

Assessment Tasks

Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks.

Assessment Task 1: Professional journal - text study (week 4)

Assessment Task 2: Genre Analysis 1 (week 9)

Assessment Task 3: Genre Analysis 2 (week 16)

Assessment Task 4: Discourse Analysis (week 23)

Assessment Task 5: Genre Analysis 3 (week 28)

Assessment Task 6: Professional Journal (week 33)

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions, through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.
Assessment tasks in this course are either formative or summative. Formative tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered essential building blocks for the more substantial summative assessment tasks. Summative assessment tasks in this unit are assessed using the following competency based results:
CC – Competency credit
CA – Competency achieved
NYC – Not Yet Competent
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.

All assessment tasks including electronically recorded student work will be kept by the University for student feedback and to meet government requirements.

All Assessment tasks should be submitted by the deadline. If an extension is required you must ask your teacher for one before the due date.

If you are found to be Not Yet Competent in a Course Assessment Task you will be allowed one resubmission only. Your teacher will provide feedback regarding what you need to do to improve and will set a new deadline for the resubmission. The highest grade you will receive if your resubmission is successful is ‘CA’


Assessment Matrix

The assessment mapping demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency and with the critical aspects of assessment for each unit. The assessment mapping grids for units will be available on Blackboard for students to access.

Other Information

Attendance - The major learning experience involves participating in face to face classes. It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the

Feedback - Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Students will be asked to attend mid semester interviews with relevant teachers and Program Coordinator.

Special Consideration - All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension. Please see the RMIT website for further information.

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism - RMIT University has a strict policy on plagarism and and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.

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