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Unit description

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

Unit content

Module 1: Literacy – Reading, Viewing and Writing; Numeracy in everyday lives 

Module 2: Literacy and numeracy demands: Speaking and listening; mathematics in everyday situations

Module 3: Numeracy – Number and Algebra 

Module 4: Numeracy – Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics and Probability

Module 5: Literacy and Numeracy - Planning for teaching, programming and reporting, interpreting data; Contemporary understandings of literacy and numeracy 

Module 6: Literacy and Numeracy - Supporting a diverse range of students with a range of strategies and resources 

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:
1explain a theory-based understanding and knowledge of the role of literacy and numeracy in education
2analyse the literacy and numeracy demands upon students together with other available data to identify areas of individual need
3develop teaching plans that embody literacy and numeracy focuses, incorporating the effective use of literacy and numeracy strategies and assessment tasks to inform teaching, as well as developing specific strategies for students who require additional support
4evaluate the role of digital technologies for effective teaching with literacy and numeracy for all students including students with disability or additional learning needs

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

  1. explain a theory-based understanding and knowledge of the role of literacy and numeracy in education
  2. analyse the literacy and numeracy demands upon students together with other available data to identify areas of individual need
  3. develop teaching plans that embody literacy and numeracy focuses, incorporating the effective use of literacy and numeracy strategies and assessment tasks to inform teaching, as well as developing specific strategies for students who require additional support
  4. evaluate the role of digital technologies for effective teaching with literacy and numeracy for all students including students with disability or additional learning needs

Prescribed texts

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Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Class Literacy Plan50%
Written Report - Numeracy Teaching and Learning50%
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

Domestic

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