|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Graduate coursework|
Term 2 - Online
Term 4 - Online
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This subject will examine the development of literacy from the preschool years through secondary schooling. Topics will include relationships between language and literacy; language development; literacy development, oral and written language of the teacher and the learner; comprehension; literacy across the curriculum, discipline specific literacy, and evidence based literacy practices.
This subject will highlight the importance of planning effective evidenced-based language and literacy approaches and strategies to meet the needs of diverse learners on a developmental continuum. It will illustrate how teachers, educational leaders and policymakers can cater for diversity in both policy and practice through authentic and focused assessment practices, including profiling learner’s strengths and challenges and through the use of evidence based practices in the learning environment.
Intended learning outcomes
Students who successfully complete this subject will be able to:
- Describe the development of language and literacy from birth to adulthood;
- Understand the role literacy skills play in accessing schooling across all learning areas;
- Demonstrate quality literacy teaching practices across a range of literacies;
- Demonstrate knowledge of current research in teaching literacy;
- Cater for diverse student literacy needs.
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Report succinctly on a work-related issue
- Work collaboratively to determine a plan of action
- Apply research knowledge to work situations
- Analyse a range of data