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Local Literacies in Global Contexts (EDUC90930)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeEDUC90930
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject will introduce students to the ways in which literacy supports and empowers learning and social change in global contexts, and will explore the impact of literacy practices on learning in real world and virtual communities. Students will be introduced to key theories and approaches to 21 st century literacies and have the opportunity to draw on these to explore their own understanding of literacy and the impact of their personal literacies on their learning experiences. This subject will introduce students to the role of oral language in learning in different cultural traditions and understandings of education, and support them to build on these understandings in practice. Approaches to literacy which support diversity, inclusion and acknowledgement of place will be explored, and the application of these approaches to early childhood contexts, schools, workplaces and social settings will be investigated.

Intended learning outcomes

Upon completion students must; 

  • Articulate the relationship between literacy and learning for individuals and communities
  • Describe the roles of oral language and in literacy learning
  • Reflect critically on the ways in which 21 st literacy practices can be used to support diversity and inclusion in a range of professional and personal contexts
  • Evaluate research into contemporary understandings of literacy, learning and social change

Last updated: 11 November 2018