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Coffs Harbour
Gold Coast
Term3,5
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Lismore
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Unit description

Introduces students to a wide range of literature that provides insight into Aboriginal, multicultural and children’s experiences, including literary, visual and multimedia texts. It supports students to understand early language acquisition from 0-5 years and provides an introduction to related issues of child development. Additionally, students will gain an understanding of the teaching and learning of reading and writing in years K-6 and evidence-based approaches to teach and assess these skills.

Unit content

Module 1: Literature 

Module 2: Literature & Diversity

Module 3: Acquisition of Language

Module 4: Theories of Language Acquisition

Module 5: Literacy - Reading 

Module 6: Literacy - Writing

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:
1demonstrate engagement with a wide range of texts including literary, visual and multimedia texts and study literature that gives insights into Aboriginal, multicultural and children’s experiences, for example texts from Australia and children’s literature
2understand early language acquisition from 0-5 years and an introduction to related issues of child development
3demonstrate an understanding of the teaching and learning of reading, the impact of electronic multimedia and digital literacies
4demonstrate an understanding of the teaching of reading and writing in years K-6, including phonemic awareness, systematic phonics instruction, sentence structure, and evidence-based approaches related to how to assess reading and writing, particularly for students who are at risk of falling behind, and monitoring student progress in reading.

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

  1. demonstrate engagement with a wide range of texts including literary, visual and multimedia texts and study literature that gives insights into Aboriginal, multicultural and children’s experiences, for example texts from Australia and children’s literature
  2. understand early language acquisition from 0-5 years and an introduction to related issues of child development
  3. demonstrate an understanding of the teaching and learning of reading, the impact of electronic multimedia and digital literacies
  4. demonstrate an understanding of the teaching of reading and writing in years K-6, including phonemic awareness, systematic phonics instruction, sentence structure, and evidence-based approaches related to how to assess reading and writing, particularly for students who are at risk of falling behind, and monitoring student progress in reading.

Prescribed texts

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.

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

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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Fee information

Domestic

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