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Coffs Harbour
Gold Coast
Lismore
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Unit description

Emphasises the role of stories and narratives in meaningful and authentic teaching and learning. Students learn and integrate skills of reading, writing, listening, speaking and viewing through the medium of stories. The unit explores the use of personal and cultural stories for inclusive and differentiated pedagogies. It also provides students with opportunities to develop contemporary speaking skills and use of rhetoric for engaging and effective teaching. 

Unit content

Module 1. The Art and Science of Stories 
 
Module 2. Stories for Listening and Viewing 
 
Module 3. Stories for Reading 
 
Module 4. Stories for Writing 
 
Module 5. Stories for Speaking 
 
Module 6. The Teacher as Storyteller 

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:
1understand and explain the role of stories in traditional and contemporary teaching and learning
2identify and apply developmentally and culturally inclusive strategies for teaching listening, speaking and viewing through story
3identify and apply developmentally and culturally inclusive strategies for teaching reading and writing through story
4identify and apply rhetorical strategies for teaching through story

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

  1. understand and explain the role of stories in traditional and contemporary teaching and learning
  2. identify and apply developmentally and culturally inclusive strategies for teaching listening, speaking and viewing through story
  3. identify and apply developmentally and culturally inclusive strategies for teaching reading and writing through story
  4. identify and apply rhetorical strategies for teaching through story

Prescribed texts

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Portfolio10%
Portfolio40%
Presentation50%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Portfolio10%
Portfolio40%
Presentation50%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Portfolio10%
Portfolio40%
Presentation50%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Portfolio10%
Portfolio40%
Presentation50%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. 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 teaching period.

Fee information

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