Language Education 1 (4793.8)
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|Faculty Of Education, Science, Technology & Maths
|Academic Program Area - Education
|Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
| Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomes1. Analyse and implement pedagogical practices concerned with the teaching of literacy, and reading in particular (from preschool to year 6);
2. Analyse and assess reading development;
3. Demonstrate an understanding of diversity in students' language backgrounds and abilities, and a familiarity with strategies for responding to various literacy needs, including needs of reluctant readers, ESL and Indigenous background children; and
4. Identify language features of various text types used in early and primary literacy education.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
PrerequisitesBEd (Primary Teaching) Literacy for Teachers, BEd (Early Childhood Teaching) (Content equivalent to Literacy for Teachers will be covered in the CIT component of the course).
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The required text for this subject is:
Literacy in Australia
Amy Seely Flint, Lisbeth Kitson, Kaye Lowe and Kylie Shaw
This book is available for purchase in Print and e-Book format.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Assessments must be submitted through the unit moodle page dropbox with the coversheet/rubric attached (except for the final exam). Submissions are due by the due date and time. Extensions must be applied for well before the due date and be supported with appropriate evidence. Late submissions will not be marked and will be awarded zero.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Required IT skills
Work placement, internships or practicums