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Issues in Literacy Development and Teaching (9880.1)

Level: Undergraduate Fourth Year Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1, 4
Faculty: Faculty of Education, Science, Technology & Maths
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Education

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  • Winter Term, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (174091) - View
  • Semester 1, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (149373) - View

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Syllabus

This unit furthers students' knowledge of childrens language and literacy development, the importance of childrens literature, and use of critical and multi-literacies across the curriculum. Students will have opportunities to explore, design, use and evaluate different ways to deal with children including Indigenous and EAL/D (English as an additional language or dialect) learners, with specific language and literacy needs. Students will also examine and develop literacy programming alternatives for different student groups and school-based settings.

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Understand the role and value of language and literacy across the curriculum, ICT use, and of childrens literature and multi-literacies in prior-to school and school (K-6) contexts;

2. Grasp the ways to deal with specific language and literacy needs of all learners, including those from Indigenous backgrounds or who have EAL/D (English as an additional language or dialect);

3. Demonstrate the ability to examine, evaluate and develop different types of unit plans for student groups from prior-to-school and school-based settings; and

4. Communicate, interpersonal and organisation skills.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

1 hour weekly interactive lecture, plus 2 hour weekly tutorial/workshop and on-line activity OR 3 hour weekly tutorial/workshop and on-line activity.

Prerequisites

9886 The Practice (PCK) of Teaching English.

Corequisites

None.

Assumed Knowledge

NONE

Incompatible Units

NONE.

Equivalent Units

NO.

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