Provides an understanding of the nature of English as a language of communication. It considers theories of the acquisition of language, and then the consequential principles and practices of teaching and learning. This will be in the context of a children's learning from early childhood to primary school years.
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||discuss the nature and role of English as a language of communication for participation in society, and demonstrate through their own speaking and writing a knowledge of language and literacy development from birth - 12 years||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|2||explain the theories of language acquisition, and the relationship between language acquisition and learning||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||outline a range of principles and practices to assist in the development of talking, listening and early literacy.||Creativity|
- This is the prescribed text for the unit. Students will need access to a copy of the text for study purposes: Fellowes, J & Oakley, G, 2010, Language, literacy and early childhood education, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, Vic. ISBN: 97801955284.
Teaching and assessment
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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