The definition of literacy in the Australian Curriculum is informed by a social view of learning that considers how language works to construct meaning in different social and cultural contexts. This unit articulates the intrinsic and interdependent relationship between social context, meaning and language and developing pedagogic knowledge and skills across the literacy continuum of language, literature and literacy. Through this unit, students will demonstrate broad understanding of content, and a solid understanding of teaching practices to integrate theory and practice. This unit will prepare graduates with the knowledge of a diverse range of students, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, and a range of appropriate literacy pedagogies and teaching practices needed to be classroom ready. The unit continues the development of personal literacies, and addresses understandings of the concepts, substance and structure of English language. The pedagogies underpinning teaching of listening, reading, viewing, speaking, writing and will be evidenced across a range of contexts: oracy, print, visual and digital texts, using and modifying language for different purposes in a range of contexts.
This unit links with the course intentions of guaranteeing that graduate teachers have deep and connected understandings of the content they are teaching and the pedagogical approaches for implementing the curriculum. This unit also connects with the course learning outcome of demonstrating an understanding of a broad and coherent body of knowledge of content, pedagogy, curriculum and assessment in relation to the changing nature of education in a rapidly-evolving global context.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):