Writing for Children (Micro-credential)

Writing for Children (Micro-credential)

Have you always wanted to write for children? Teaching material from renowned children's author, Joy Cowley, forms the core of this module, which guides you through the requirements of writing for young people and introduces you to the landscape of Aotearoa/New Zealand’s children’s authors. The course’s main focus is on writing chapter books and short stories for children, but you will also have the opportunity to explore myth, folktales and fairy stories, children’s non-fiction, and writing a picture book text.

Flexible study options

This micro-credential is worth 10 credits, you can enrol in one micro-credential, or study multiple separately.

These micro credentials will be taught online over a period of six weeks each. A total of 12.5 hours per week. They have been developed for flexibility, so you can still work while you study.

What you will learn

The aim of this micro-credential is to develop skills for writing for children and developing critiquing skills in this genre.   

The target learner group is anyone who is interested in learning foundational knowledge of how to write for children.

Subjects for this micro-credential include:

  • apply the techniques of writing for children
  • analyse the work of peers in writing for children
  • reflect on the creative process of writing for children

Entry requirements

Open entry.

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Last updated: 6/5/2024

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