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LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs HarbourSession 2Session 2
Gold CoastSession 2Session 2
LismoreSession 2Session 2
OnlineSession 2N/A

Unit aim

Provides students with an introduction to literacy in education, the explicit nature of language and literacy, and pedagogical responses to meeting diverse literacy needs of students. Examines the role of assessment for and of student learning; assessment related feedback, record keeping and reporting. Introduces key issues and skills for understanding and employing ICTs in teaching and learning in the 21st century.

Unit content

Literacy

  • Literacy and language – Speaking and Listening, Reading and Writing for learning and communicating.
  • Literacy Capability- - Literacy across the curriculum areas.
  • Identifying student literacy needs using the Australian Literacy Learning Progressions (ACARA).
  • Developing teaching plans with a literacy focus and incorporate literacy strategies.
  • Literacy issues and diversity of learners (political, socio-economic, cultural) and relevance of home and community literacy practices.
  • Catering for specific students requiring Literacy support, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, students with disability, Gifted and Talented students and students for whom EAL/D.

Assessment

  • Understanding assessment across curriculum areas and stages of learning
  • Assessment for and of learning - formative, summative and diagnostic
  • Feedback, Moderation and reporting
  • Interpreting assessment data to inform teaching and learning
  • Assessment requirements e.g. NAPLAN, PISA, HSC ,QCS

Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

  • 21st century teaching and pedagogy with ICT  
  • ICT Capability and digital technology across the curriculum
  • Applying social and ethical protocols - digital citizenship and safety (cyber-safety, digital footprint)
  • Managing and operating ICT
    • Creating with ICT 
    • Communicating with ICT
    • Investigating with ICT

Learning outcomes

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

Prescribed texts

Session 2

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Coffs Harbour

Teaching method
Structured online learning 1 hour (10 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (10 weeks)
Assessment
Case study50%
Presentation50%

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Structured online learning 1 hour (10 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (10 weeks)
Assessment
Case study50%
Presentation50%

Lismore

Teaching method
Structured online learning 1 hour (10 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (10 weeks)
Assessment
Case study50%
Presentation50%

Online

Teaching method
Structured online learning 1 hour (10 weeks)
Tutorial online 2 hours (10 weeks)
Assessment
Case study50%
Presentation50%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2019 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

Fee paying courses
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International

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