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Language & Literacy Development (EDUC90506)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeEDUC90506
Campus
Parkville
Availability
March
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject addresses contemporary theories and research into the processes involved in the acquisition of language, communication and literacy development in typically developing children throughout the early childhood and primary school years; the effects of language delay and disorder or hearing loss on the interrelationship of these processes; the development of sign language; observation, classification and assessment of communication in infants, preschoolers and primary-aged students; parent-child and teacher-child interaction; literacy assessment.

Intended learning outcomes

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

  • Demonstrate an advanced ability to evaluate and synthesise research findings;
  • Demonstrate an advanced ability to integrate theory and practice;
  • Demonstrate an advanced understanding of language and literacy development;
  • Demonstrate an advanced ability to articulate subject knowledge in oral and written presentations.

Generic skills

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

  • Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the development of communication, language, speech and literacy
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of a hearing-loss on the development of communication, language, speech and literacy;
  • Use a variety of techniques for the informal assessment of communication, language and early literacy in young children;
  • Assess parent-child interaction, identifying areas of need;
  • Critically evaluate research into parent-child interaction and language and literacy development;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of different perspectives of deafness, the range of educational settings available to support students with a hearing loss and communication modes.

Last updated: 11 November 2018