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This subject will explore theoretical perspectives on reading and what is required to be an effective reader in the 21st Century. The subject will highlight how teachers support students’ acquisition of reading skills, strategies and understandings through drawing on clinical approaches that address the diverse skill sets, abilities and needs of different learners. Research-informed classroom pedagogies for effective teaching of reading across the years of schooling will be emphasised. Topics will include: theories of how children learn to read; reading for engagement and comprehension; reading for learning; reading for pleasure; text selection; reading multimodal texts; reading and interpretation; gender and reading; responding to reading; and assessing reading.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Understand the complexity of reading and viewing of texts;
- Investigate and understand the diverse forms of reading and viewing students undertake;
- Understand the relationship between reading engagement and achievement;
- Implement informed strategies to engage, instruct and support students in reading;
- Consider issues of text selection to engage students in wide and close reading.
- Interpret findings from student assessment data to evaluate student progress and make suggestions for modifying and enhancing teaching practice in relation to these findings.
- Critical thinking and reasoning
- Problem solving
- Evidence based decision making
- Creativity and innovation
- Teamwork and professional collaboration
- Self-reflection, career awareness and lifelong learning
- Active and participatory citizenship
Last updated: 3 November 2022