Addresses current issues in the teaching of literacy and English. The diversity of literacy learners, differentiation of the curriculum, and the structure of the literacy session, will all be addressed.
- The Australian Curriculum for English, NSW English curriculum/syllabus; national and state requirements and agendas; links with Early Childhood.
- Problematising contemporary literacy approaches and programs.
- Critical literacy.
- Multi-literacies, and multi-modal literacy.
Planning for literacy:
- programming for a Term across all KLAs
- planning a topic/theme/integrated unit of work
- planning a unit of work for English
- planning for individual differences.
- Assessing, keeping records and reporting in English: national assessment (NAPLAN).
- Implementing and evaluating the literacy session: a range of options for how it is organised in birth to 12 years of age.
Celebrating the diversity of literacy-learners:
- students with special needs (including gifted and talented)
- students with challenging behaviours
- students from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds
- students from low socio-economic backgrounds.
- Supporting students from Non-English Speaking Backgrounds (NESB), including those from Indigenous communities.
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||make informed comparisons about English/ literacy curricula within a national context||Intellectual rigour|
|2||evaluate a wide range of current issues in the learning, teaching and assessing of literacy and English for children 0-12 years, and in assessing their literacy development||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||reflect upon, discuss and evaluate specific literacy programs and interventions and teaching strategies||Intellectual rigour|
|4||plan a sequential series of literacy sessions which embrace critical and multi-literacy perspectives||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||demonstrate appropriate strategies for differentiation of teaching and assessing of English and literacy which take account of social disadvantage, Indigenous and Non-English Speaking Backgrounds, and special needs.||Knowledge of a discipline|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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