Provides a theoretical and research-based understanding of the development of children's (reading, writing, talking and listening) skills in the early childhood and primary classroom. Students will develop the practical skills necessary for the role of the teacher as assessor, planner and facilitator of the development of literacy skills.
- Theoretical views on literacy learning (0-12 years)
- Connectedness of talking, listening and reading
- Planning for literacy-learning, using the four reader roles
- Critical and visual literacies
- Catering for special needs, cultural diversity and second language/dialect learners - including Aboriginal learners and Low-SE Background learners
- Assessment, planning and management in literacy sessions.
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||describe the theoretical foundations of children's literacy learning (0-12 years)||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|2||discuss research which examines literacy learning and locate relevant further research||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning||Cultural competence|
|3||demonstrate a sound knowledge of preparing suitable learning opportunities, for all students, including those of linguistically diverse backgrounds||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||apply their knowledge of literacy learning to a case study situation||Lifelong learning|
|5||evaluate educational software and web-based resources designed to support literacy learning and understand the range of ways that asynchronous and synchronous communication technologies can support learning through social networks.|
- The full text may be purchased or a custom text purchased from the Co-op bookshop on campus: Campbell, R, Green, D & Tompkins, G, 2011, Literacy for the 21st Century: A balanced approach, 1st edn, Pearson , Frenchs Forest, NSW, Australia. ISBN: 9781442532700.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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