|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Graduate coursework|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This subject will examine changing definitions and conceptualisations of literacy in the 21st century, and map the development of literacy from the early years through to adulthood. Candidates will explore literacy as a social practice, and the ways in which literacy is embedded in the construction of disciplines in institutions. Both in and out of school literacy practices will be investigated. Candidates will be introduced to key sociological and philosophical theorists in the fields of language and literacy and will critically engage with contemporary literacy and English curricula, and literacy and language policies.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Understand the range of phenomena and practices covered by the term “literacy”;
- Understand the social nature and functions of language and literacy;
- Demonstrate an awareness of the construction of disciplines through language and literacy;
- Map literacy development from birth to adulthood;
- Critically engage with literacy curricula, policy and theory.
- 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
Eligibility and requirements
Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
- Individual oral presentation (10-15 minutes; 1000 words equivalent) due early semester (20%)
- Reflection on presentation (including feedback) (1000 words) due mid-semester (20%)
- Assignment (3000 words) due end of semester (60%)
- Online feedback on one presentation ( 200-400 words) due early semester (hurdle task)
- This subject has a minimum hurdle requirement of 80% attendance at all scheduled tutorials, seminars and workshops.
Dates & times
Coordinator Joseph Lo Bianco Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 24 hours (17 hours on campus; 7 hours online) Total time commitment 170 hours Pre teaching start date 9 February 2019 Pre teaching requirements During the pre-teaching period students will be required to access materials on the LMS. Teaching period 16 February 2019 to 16 March 2019 Last self-enrol date 11 February 2019 Census date 22 February 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 22 March 2019 Assessment period ends 12 April 2019
February contact information
Prof. Joseph Lo Bianco: email@example.com
Time commitment details
Additional delivery details
During the pre-teaching period, students are required to access materials on the LMS.
A collection of readings will be available online via the LMS.
- Related Handbook entries
- Available through the Community Access Program
About the Community Access Program (CAP)
This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.
Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.
- Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students
This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.