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Scaffolding Literacy and Language in the Classroom PG (11345.1)

Level: Postgraduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1, 4
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Education


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  • Semester 1, 2020, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (190076) - View

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This unit provides an introduction to the principles and practices of scaffolding academic literacies and promoting inclusive education for all learners, including gifted and talented students, and those for whom English is an Additional Language.

The unit is based upon the theoretical principles of Vygotsky, and the delivery of high challenge high support curriculum for optimum learning in the classroom.

Using the content knowledge gained in the pre-requisite unit - 'How the English language works - content knowledge for teachers', students learn key strategies for scaffolding learners into reading high challenge texts, and writing quality texts across the disciplines.

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Analyse the theory and practice of scaffolding literacy pedagogy and its role in promoting inclusive education for students;

2. Scaffold students' learning of academic literacies across the curriculum;

3. Assess students' reading and writing; and

4. Prepare teaching units that based upon Scaffolding strategies to enhance literacy learning across the school curriculum.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

One 3 hour interactive workshop on campus per week.


This unit is only available to students in the Master of Primary Teaching course.

Students must have passed 11342 How the English Language Works G.



Assumed Knowledge


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