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Coffs Harbour
Gold Coast
Lismore
OnlineN/A

Unit description

Explores literacy, assessment and ICTs in education.  An integrated approach will provide students with a sound foundation for developing 21st century pedagogy that incorporates literacy, assessment and ICT in their future teaching and learning environments. Some of the ways in which students will be supported in their knowledge, understanding and skill development will be through: understanding the responsibility for being teachers of literacy for all learners;  the role of assessment for and of learning inclusive of feedback, record keeping and reporting; developing a range of skills to integrate ICTs for student engagement and deeper learning.

Unit content

Each topic introduces students to the concepts of Literacy, Assessment and ICT while engaging in learning activities.

Aspects of Literacy that are covered include:

  • Literacy as one of the general capabilities
  • The Australian Literacy Learning Progressions (ACARA)
  • Incorporate literacy strategies through developing engaging learning activities
  • Literacy issues, diversity of learners and inclusive literacy

Aspects of Assessment that are covered include:

  • 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

Aspects of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) that are covered include:

  • ICT as one of the general capabilities
  • Using ICTs to facilitate engagement and integration
  • Design thinking and digital technology
  • Digital citizenship and e-safety

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1Utilise pedagogical approaches that facilitate the effective use of literacy strategies and assessment, through the identification of the literacy demands of the relevant syllabus and the personalised literacy needs of all students.
2Evaluate the role that assessment plays in supporting learning through the investigation of a range of contemporary assessment strategies.
3Identify best practice in the design, management and administration of student assessment, including feedback, moderation and reporting; including analysis of student assessment data to improve teaching and student learning outcomes.
4Integrate the safe, responsible and ethical use of ICTs in learning and teaching to promote deep learning.
5Work collaboratively to solve problems and design solutions to project and inquiry-based questions.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Utilise pedagogical approaches that facilitate the effective use of literacy strategies and assessment, through the identification of the literacy demands of the relevant syllabus and the personalised literacy needs of all students.
  2. Evaluate the role that assessment plays in supporting learning through the investigation of a range of contemporary assessment strategies.
  3. Identify best practice in the design, management and administration of student assessment, including feedback, moderation and reporting; including analysis of student assessment data to improve teaching and student learning outcomes.
  4. Integrate the safe, responsible and ethical use of ICTs in learning and teaching to promote deep learning.
  5. Work collaboratively to solve problems and design solutions to project and inquiry-based questions.

Prescribed texts

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

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Structured online learning 1 hour (10 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (10 weeks)
Assessment
Portfolio40%
Presentation60%

Teaching method
Structured online learning 1 hour (10 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (10 weeks)
Assessment
Portfolio40%
Presentation60%

Teaching method
Structured online learning 1 hour (10 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (10 weeks)
Assessment
Portfolio40%
Presentation60%

Teaching method
Structured online learning 1 hour (10 weeks)
Tutorial online 2 hours (10 weeks)
Assessment
Portfolio40%
Presentation60%
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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