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This subject will support students to become literacy leaders in schools or other educational organisations. It will explore and critique the forms of literacy that are typically valued by schools, systems and the community, and why this might be the case. What counts as an evidence base for informed practice will also be a central focus. The application and appropriateness of different assessment and evaluation frameworks will be examined, alongside notions of authentic and ethical assessment. Students will work with a range of data (from large data sets and standardised measures to those gathered using ethnographic approaches to literacy practices) with a view to developing expertise and confidence in whole school and classroom action planning for informed and interventionist approaches to literacy teaching.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of the subject students will:
- Demonstrate an ability to critically reflect on the forms of literacy valued in schools and society;
- Engage with and understand the different forms of assessment that constitute an evidence base for informed practice;
- Be aware of the need for authentic and ethical assessment to underpin clinical, interventionist approaches to literacy teaching;
- Confidently interpret and work with a range of data to lead school literacy teaching and learning.
- 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