Unit description

Introduces a theory-based understanding of literacy and numeracy in education; and enables advanced knowledge in these bodies of knowledge to be applied to professional areas.  

Unit content

Language and Literacy

  • Language and learning - what is each and what is the significance of these terms in modern classrooms?
  • Societal expectations - role of curriculum; role of mathematics in society; the relevance of home and community literacy practices
  • Literacy demands –writing and speaking
  • Analysis of student work samples to identify areas of literacy need
  • Literacy demands –reading and listening
  • Supporting students for their literacy needs – research evidence - planning for teaching
  • Written and oral feedback for students in relation to their literacy development
  • Supporting students with diverse literacy needs – ESL; Indigenous: gifted and talented
  • Developing specific strategies to cater for students requiring additional support; accommodations and inclusive practice; community and carer participation
  • Supporting numeracy learning with a range of resources including systemic and commercial programs, and digital technologies - personal digital devices; virtual worlds; programming and reporting; evaluating the effectiveness of digital resources
  • Interpreting data (school-based and system) to make informed decisions about student literacy needs in the context of subject areas

Numeracy

  • Mathematics and numeracy - what is each and what is the significance of these terms in modern classrooms?
  • Societal expectations and privileging of numeracy content -  role of curriculum; role of mathematics in society; the relevance of home and community literacy practices
  • Supporting students for their numeracy needs – research evidence - planning for teaching; role of assessment;; team based approaches: written and oral feedback for students.
  • Supporting students with diverse numeracy needs – ESL, Indigenous, gifted and talented, learning disabilities; accommodations and inclusive practice; community and carer participation
  • Supporting numeracy learning with a range of resources including systemic and commercial programs, and digital technologies - personal digital devices; virtual worlds; programming and reporting; evaluating the effectiveness of digital resources
  • Interpreting data (school-based and system) to make informed decisions about student numeracy needs in the context of subject areas.

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

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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Fee information

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