PERSONAL LITERACY AND NUMERACY SKILL DEVELOPMENT

EDU3PLN

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Pre-Service Teachers will build an understanding of literacy and numeracy as social practices.  Pre-Service Teachers will examine and review essential literacy and numeracy skills required by teachers.   Pre-Service Teachers will be required to identify and examine their own literacy and numeracy capabilities and practices and developed these through aseries of online skill-development modules. Through weekly reflections, students will improve their understandings of their own literacy and numeracy skills, in order to meet the literacy and numeracy demands of teachers.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJoanna Barbousas

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsLiteracy Skills Test (4th ed.).RecommendedJohnson, J., & Bond, B. (2015)London: Sage
ReadingsNumeracy Skills Test (6th ed.).RecommendedPatmore, M. (2015)London: Sage
ReadingsCambridge Numeracy Handbook for VCAL, MelbourneRecommendedGunningham S (2006)Cambridge University Press
ReadingsCambridge Literacy Handbook for VCAL,MelbourneRecommendedHodge R & Ridley C (2006)Cambridge University Press

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Examine expectations of literacy and numeracy skills required for teaching.

Activities:
Lectures, set readings will set basis for understanding that will be assessed by online testing
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Compose a list of literacy and numeracy skills that need development in order to be prepared to teach in a secondary school setting.

Activities:
In class (Seminars) discussion of topics raised in lectures.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Construct new literacy and numeracy knowledge in preparation for internal and external examination.

Activities:
Lectures and readings will form the topics that students will be assessed with preparation facilitated online practice test.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Identify their own capabilities within a range of literacy and numeracy concepts and applications.

Activities:
As part of assessment 1 students are required to develop their own study timetable. To enable them to do this students will be taught how to set their own learning expectations.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJoanna Barbousas

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 10 - 22
Four 7.0 hours lecture/seminar per study period on weekends during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Scheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Two 2.0 hours scheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Zoom Sessions"

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Create a personalised study timetable to develop literacy and numeracy skills Word Equivalence 750Word Count Equivalence 750 20 01, 02
Narrated Presentation demonstrating literacy and numeracy skills. - Word Count Equivalence 2000 Word Count Equivalence 2000 50 03
Undertake a University based literacy and numeracy test - Word Count Equivalence 1250Completion of a literacy numeracy test will be undertaken in this subject as part of Professional Accreditation Requirements. This hurdle must be passed in order to pass the subject. Two attempts will be given to pass this hurdle task. 30 04

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJoanna Barbousas

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 10 - 22
Four 7.0 hours lecture/seminar per study period on weekends during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Scheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Two 2.0 hours scheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Zoom Sessions"

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Create a personalised study timetable to develop literacy and numeracy skills Word Equivalence 750Word Count Equivalence 750 20 01, 02
Narrated Presentation demonstrating literacy and numeracy skills. - Word Count Equivalence 2000 Word Count Equivalence 2000 50 03
Undertake a University based literacy and numeracy test - Word Count Equivalence 1250Completion of a literacy numeracy test will be undertaken in this subject as part of Professional Accreditation Requirements. This hurdle must be passed in order to pass the subject. Two attempts will be given to pass this hurdle task. 30 04