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In this week’s episode, literacy experts Sharon and Phil Callen talk about how to identify and utilise literature on complex issues to enrich student experiences.

This is important for teachers for a range of reasons.

Helping students to appreciate literary texts and to create their own literary texts enriches their understanding of human experiences and the capacity for language to deepen those experiences.

It builds students’ knowledge about how language can be used for aesthetic ends, to create particular emotional, intellectual or philosophical effects.

Students learn to interpret, appreciate, evaluate and create literary texts such as short stories, novels, poetry, prose, plays, film and multimodal texts, in spoken, print and digital/online forms.

It is important for students to recognise texts as having enduring artistic and cultural value drawn from the world and Australian literature. These include the oral narrative traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, texts from Asia, texts from Australia’s immigrant cultures and texts of the students’ choice.

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