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Literacy Across Disciplines (8336.3)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Faculty: Faculty of Education, Science, Technology & Maths
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Education



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    • Winter Term, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (173847) - View
    • Semester 2, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (151458) - View
    • Semester 2, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (139888) - View

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    The focus question we explore in this unit is this: Is spending time teaching literacy just a distraction from my core disciplinary business?

    The unit content is organised around you gaining the skills you need to teach the literacies upon which your subject is based.

    This unit builds on students' knowledge of current literacy theories and understandings of language and literacy education as it pertains to the teaching of all secondary subjects. It emphasizes the effective teaching of reading and writing for secondary students applied across content areas using integrated, explicit and systematic instructional approaches. Inclusive approaches to literacy instruction will be addressed within the context of understanding child and adolescent development and in socio-cultural contexts.

    Learning Outcomes

    On completion of this unit students should be able to:

    1. Demonstrate an understanding of the literacies (including ICT literacies) relevant to their specific KLA;

    2. Know how the relevant national, state and territory curriculum documents describe their role as literacy teachers;

    3. Demonstrate an understanding of the specific challenges that texts in their KLA present for many students;

    4. Have more developed ideas about how to embed literacy issues into their unit and lesson planning; and

    5. Know about, and understand the relevance of, seminal research literature about literacy teaching, especially as relevant to their own KLAs.

    Contact Hours

    Three hours per week.


    Must have completed 48 credit points.

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