Develops an understanding of communication and language requirements for teaching; the explicit nature of language and literacy, and thinking and questioning, as well as information and communication technologies. The importance of effective communication to meet needs of diverse and different learners is linked to appropriate pedagogical skills and tools.
Module 1: Literacy Skills — Student Communication
- Language and learning
- Literacy demands
- Supporting students with literacy needs.
Module 2: The Teacher’s Toolbox
- Using language effectively in the classroom (reading, writing, speaking and listening)
- Developing listening skills and techniques to engage students in discussion
- Devising appropriate student group structures to address teaching and learning goals
- Developing thinking skills and using questioning techniques designed to support learning
- Strategies for inquiry learning.
Module 3: Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
- ICT theory, concepts and skills. ICT theory, concepts and skills.
- Integration of ICT applications for KLAs in secondary education.
- Computer Skills Assessment (Diagnostic self-assessment).
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||analyse the literacy demands of students together with the requirements of the syllabus and other available data to identify areas of literacy need||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|2||develop teaching plans that embody a literacy focus, incorporating the effective use of literacy strategies and assessment tasks to inform teaching, as well as developing specific strategies for students who require additional support||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||discuss policies, practices and strategies regarding diversity, difference, equity and access, and special needs of students, to achieve effective communication||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|4||evaluate the potential for and relevance of information and communication technologies to enhance learning and teaching in key learning areas and adapt innovative technologies using inclusive approaches to support student learning needs||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||use language effectively in the classroom (reading, writing, speaking, listening) and demonstrate thinking skills and questioning techniques to support learning.||Communication and social skills|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2016 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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