Thema Subject Categories 1.4

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Notation Category heading Add Mod ?
Y Children’s, Teenage and Educational
Use all Y* codes for: material aimed at, or purposefully written or created for a juvenile or adolescent audience (except for graphic novels, comic books, manga in X*). DO NOT USE: code ‘Y’ itself, but select specific categories from section Y*. Use all Y* codes with: only one INTEREST AGE 5A* Qualifier to indicate a guideline starting interest age (detailed age ranges should be included in other metadata) – or for YP* use EDUCATIONAL PURPOSE 4* qualifiers. All other qualifiers can be used as appropriate with Y* codes. DO NOT USE for: material intended primarily for adults that may also appeal to older teenagers. For ‘new adult’ content see note at 5LKE
YP Educational material
Use all YP* codes for: pre-primary, primary and secondary educational material, including schoolbooks, textbooks, revision material, exam preparation, etc. For material aimed at higher education, for apprenticeship style and adult vocational qualifications, prefer non Y* subject code as appropriate. Use all YP* codes with: at least one EDUCATIONAL PURPOSE 4* Qualifier as appropriate.
See also: JNU Teaching of a specific subject, JNUM Teachers’ classroom resources and material
YPW Educational: Vocational and other subjects
Use for: material aimed at pupils in primary or secondary education. Use with: other subject categories to give more precise detail for specialised materials for pupils, especially from the T* section. Use with: appropriate EDUCATIONAL PURPOSE 4* qualifiers
YPWL Educational: General studies, educational skills and competencies
Use for: educational material that takes a multi-disciplinary approach to the world the student lives in or teaches pupils general skills or competencies
YPWL1 Educational: General knowledge
Use for: educational material that gives a broad sweep of general knowledge or culture or teaches cultural awareness and expression
YPWL2 Educational: Study skills
Use for: general material that teaches skills needed for studying or learning efficiently, such as functional skills, learning techniques, organizational skills, writing techniques, note taking etc
YPWL3 Educational: Memory skills and creative thinking
Use for: general material that teaches pupils thinking skills, including initiative
YPWL4 Educational: Social and life skills
Use for: general material that teaches pupils skills for interaction with others or dealing with daily life

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