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About kblaich

I live in Melbourne, Australia, have one lovely husband, one delightful daughter, one bouncy son, lots of pets (2 dogs and 3 cats) and work at a primary school part time. I am currently studying my Masters in Teacher Librarianship through Charles Sturt University.

Final Reflection

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You know Superman’s dad – well his name isn’t Caval it’s Jor-El but I think I can be forgiven for mixing up the two – they sound similar.  So coming off the high of thinking I was going somewhere Supermanish, … Continue reading

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Melbourne Study Visit

It has been an incredibly hectic week visiting a disparate array of libraries in the heart of Melbourne.  I was first reacquainted with the magnificent State Library – how could I have not been for so long.  Our guide was … Continue reading

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ETL 402 – Reflective Post

Part B   Throughout ‘Literature across the curriculum’ I have learned so much more about literature being an essential conduit of learning and the power narrative literature holds to improve students’ academic and reading successes.  It was amazing to empirically … Continue reading

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Module 2 – Diversity in Children’s Literature

Take personal stocktake of my knowledge of children’s literature… I have a passion for literature of all sorts – especially children’s literature, so I thought (confidently) my knowledge of the different genres would be fairly encompassing but glancing down the … Continue reading

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Response to Zipe

So are we indeed not responding to the changes in the way young people read and holding steadfast to the ‘alphabetic literacy through reading print’ that we embrace? I think there is some truth to this.  Children do decode, ‘misread’ … Continue reading

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What is the definition of children’s literature?

Well, let me see.  What do I think? Having read a few articles over the last week there seems to be a vague consensus on what constitutes literature for children or children’s literature.  (You see how I phrased that before … Continue reading

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The future of children’s literature

It was really interesting to read about the evolution of children’s literature – from its early beginnings as a spin-off from adult text, to moral codes through stories, to books of instruction – taming the savages, and finally entertainment.  I … Continue reading

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Part C – Critical Reflection

As I embarked on this subject I took the entire discipline of resource description for granted.  I had a minimal understanding of subject headings, a nascent user-based understanding of SCIS and no knowledge at all about how to build DDC … Continue reading

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Feeling a rant coming on…

ETL 505 is an inexorably difficult ornery subject full of pitfalls, terminology, stress and anti-matter flavored nastiness. The first assignment is back and I passed… but not by that much.  May I be frank? The lecturer who marked my essay … Continue reading

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