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Literacy for Teachers (4796.9)

Level: Undergraduate First Year Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Education

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    • Winter Term, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (146996) - View
    • Semester 1, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (146010) - View

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    Syllabus

    This subject will provide an introduction to language as a resource for learning. It will examine literacy resources and the construction of academic texts, literacy and language development prior to schooling, the relation between early literacy development and literacy practice in the early years of formal education.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate an understanding of the distinction between different forms of literate discourse and associated notions of what it means to be literate;

    2. Identify and employ various grammatical resources appropriate to the construction of academic texts;

    3. Demonstrate an understanding of early literacy development and literacy practice in educational settings;

    4. Appreciate the value of story reading and storytelling in literacy education, and select texts to suit the target student audience; and

    5. Effectively communicate with families of children attending preschool/school.

    Contact Hours

    Up to four hours or equivalent a week.

    Prerequisites

    None.

    Corequisites

    None.

    Assumed Knowledge

    None.

    Incompatible Units

    None.

    Equivalent Units

    None.

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