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Literacy Across the School Years (EDUC90831)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeEDUC90831
Term 2 - Online
Term 4 - Online
FeesSubject 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.

Generic skills

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

Last updated: 23 August 2019