The unit embeds the development of personal literacies, and addresses skills, knowledge and understandings of the concepts and structure of English. In this unit students will develop knowledge of the language and literacy continuum in Early Childhood and Primary years. The unit links with the course intentions of strengthening the connection between theory and practice and guaranteeing deep and connected understandings of professional content knowledge and pedagogical approaches for language and literacy learning.
This unit is only for students undertaking courses EBEC and EBST.
|1.||Articulate and reflect on the learning and teaching of language literacy across the continuum in Early Years and Primary settings;|
|2.||Assess language and literacy learning of diverse student cohorts;|
|3.||Explain how literacy relates to different dimensions of communication and social action in educational settings;|
|4.||Analyse diverse issues and contrasting beliefs relating to language and literacy education;|
|5.||Articulate an emerging understanding of the core competencies in language and literacy pedagogies;|
|6.||Review skills, knowledge and understanding of the English and literacy content, substance and structure required for teaching of English; and|
|7.||Develop a self-assessment plan to address the ongoing development of their personal literacies throughout the course.|
|Exercise||Assessment of personal literacy. (600 words)||20%|
|Essay||Identify and discuss contemporary issues in language and literacy education. (1000 words)||40%|
|Presentation||Poster presentation related to language and literacy learning. (1400 words)||40%|
Literacy in Australia. Pedagogies for Engagement. 2nd
Seely Flint, A., Kitson, L., Lowe, K., & Shaw, K. (2017).
Milton, Queensland: John Wiley & Sons.
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