The teaching of children's literature:


Bradfield K (2017) The teaching of children's literature:. Doctor of Philosophy. Queensland University of Technology.

Resulting in the development of a framework labelled Literary Pedagogical Content Knowledge (LPCK), this thesis aimed to describe the complex interplay of three components in primary school classrooms: content, pedagogy, and children's literature. A case study research design elicited descriptive evidence of nine teachers' understandings of the teaching of children's literature, recognising that teacher knowledge bases involve complex, situated knowledge. The thesis, underpinned by constructivism and through the use of semi-structured interviews, built on Shulman's formulation of Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK) by considering teachers' alignment with Literary Theory.

SupervisorsProfessor Beryl Exley, Professor Karen Dooley, and Dr Erica Hateley
InstitutionQueensland University of Technology
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Qualification levelDoctor of Philosophy