Unit description

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

Module 1: Literacy

  • Relationship between oral and written language and learning
  • Use of language to enhance learning
  • Analysis of literacy demands of teaching areas and government policies. Literacy demands
  • Language – grammar and text-types, reading and writing processes for middle years
  • Analysis of student work-samples to identify literacy need
  • Interpreting data (school based and system) to make informed decisions, including NAPLAN
  • Developing teaching plans that embody a literacy focus and incorporate literacy strategies and assessment tasks.
  • Providing feedback in relation to literacy development
  • Literacy issues and diversity of learners (political, socio-economic, cultural) and relevance of home and community literacy practices
  • Range of strategies to cater for specific students requiring support, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, students with special needs, students with EAL/D and students with challenging behaviours.

Module 2: Assessment

  • Understanding assessment of and for learning
  • Providing effective feedback on student assessment
  • Moderating assessment
  • Assessment related record keeping
  • Reporting assessment to students, parents/carers
  • Interpreting assessment data to inform improvements in teaching and learning
  • Assessment regimes e.g. NAPLAN, PISA, HSC ,QCS

Module 3: Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)

  • Digital citizenship and safety (cyber-safety, digital footprint)
  • ICT in learning – 21st century pedagogy (using ICT tools and networks in learning)
  • ICT in teaching – 21st century teaching (learning spaces, inquiry based learning, mobile learning and teaching)

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
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (10 weeks)
Assessment
Case study40%
Case study30%
Presentation30%

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (10 weeks)
Assessment
Case study40%
Case study30%
Presentation30%

Lismore

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (10 weeks)
Assessment
Case study40%
Case study30%
Presentation30%

Online

Teaching method
Structured online learning (10 weeks)
Tutorial online 1 hour (5 weeks)
Assessment
Case study40%
Case study30%
Presentation30%
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

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