Scaffolding Literacy Education (7150.5)
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|Academic Program Area - Education||Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit|| Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
Examine the theoretical underpinnings of effective literacy pedagogy and its role in promoting inclusive education for all students;
Demonstrate understanding of teaching strategies that promote effective engagement with written language;
Implement teaching and learning strategies that scaffold learners; and
Demonstrate ability to assess and analyse children's reading
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
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
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
PrerequisitesCompletion of 4796 Literacy for Teachers, unless enrolled in 204JA; 788AA; 789AA; 244JA OR 790AA.
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The set text for this unit is:
Axford, Harders & Wise (2009) Scaffolding Literacy. An integrated and sequential approach to teaching reading, spelling and writing. ACER Press: Camberwell, Vic.
Available from the library
Available from the Coop Bookshop or buy online at https://shop.acer.edu.au/acer-shop/product/A4085BK
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
All assessments must be uploaded as a single PDF file to the Moodle dropbox. Only PDF files can be marked using the online markig software.
Incorporate the mark sheet (provided on Moodle) and the coversheet into your PDF as the first two pages.
Special assessment requirements
Personal literacy skills will be assessed in Assessment 1. If you do not receive a satisfactory grade for your personal literacy skills, you will receive a Withheld grade on the assessment until you have attended Academic Skills and provided evidence of your learning to your tutor.
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.
Your participation in both class and online activities will enhance your understanding of the unit content and therefore your capacity to be an effective teacher of literacy.
Assessment 2 will be worked upon each week in tutorials. Lack of attendance will mean you will miss important assessment information and guidance and may result in your inability to satisfactorily pass assessment items.
Required IT skills
Work placement, internships or practicums
This unit involves a classroom observation visit and therefore, additional student responsibilities are required in addition to those described in this section. Work-place learning requires strict adherence to professional practice principles and ethics. Student and school confidentiality must always be maintained including for assessment items such as reports or essays.
The professional nature of this unit also requires 100% participation at all learning activities including lectures, tutorials and classroom observations for the successful completion of this unit.
If attendance requirements cannot be satisfied, it is recommended that you schedule this unit for a future semester.