LITERACY AND NUMERACY FOR PROFESSIONAL EDUCATORS

EDU4LNP

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Pre-Service Teachers will build their understandings of literacy and numeracy as social and cultural practices. Students will critically analyse how, where and when literacy and numeracy processes are used within trade workplaces, applied learning (VCAL), design and technologies and vocational education.  While learning about a range of written text types and genres students will develop their own use of visual texts and multimodal literacies. Students will examine and produce components of design folios as multimodal texts.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMichael Brown

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be enrolled in either of the following courses in order to undertake this subject: Bachelor of Technology Education (EBTE, EBTEB)Graduate Diploma in Technology Education (EDGTE).

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsHead first,RecommendedBuzan, T. (2000)THORSONS
ReadingsKeeping a professional journal,RecommendedHolly, M.L. (1997)2ND EDN, DEAKIN UNIVERSITY
ReadingsPortfolios, performance and authenticity,RecommendedHay, T. & Moss, J. (eds) (2005)PEARSON
ReadingsProfessional learning in effective schools: the seven principles of highly effective professional learningRecommended.DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION & TRAINING, MELBOURNE, 2005
ReadingsTowards a comprehensive theory of human learning. Lifelong learning and the learning society. Volume 1,RecommendedJarvis, P. (2006)ROUTLEDGE

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse and reflect on literacy and numeracy as social and cultural practices and examined current pedagogical approaches within secondary educational contexts; particularly within the literacy and numeracy strand in the VCAL.

Activities:
Students will draw on reading materials, class discussions and their own experiences to develop their understanding of pedagogical approaches.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural 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 (Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Analyse and develop conceptual understandings of a range of text types and numeric operations within applied learning programs, including an oral or multi-modal presentation.

Activities:
Critically analyse the prescribed text, identify and explain the way that literacy capabilities can be developed in Design and Technologies
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural 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 (Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Conduct an audit of literacy and numeracy requirements in the workplace, within both Vocational Education and Training (VET) and Design technology learning environments and educational programs.

Activities:
Developing on course materials, conduct an audit and explain how multimodal texts are developed and used in the Years 4 to 9 Design and technologies programs
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
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 (Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. De-construct existing student work samples of design and technology folios to examine the use of a range of literacies and textual practices including written and visual presentations. Investigate and reflect on how these concepts and practices are applied in contemporary pedagogical approaches

Activities:
Analyse student folios, identify and explain the information requirements and text types associated with each stage of the design process
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
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 (Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Produce folio pages to scaffold the investigation stage of the design process. This will include a client profile, a design brief and evaluation criteria

Activities:
Analyse and produce a client profile and a design brief. Analyse and produce a design brief and the evaluation criteria.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
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 (Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichael Brown

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 31 - 43
Six 7.0 hours lecture/seminar per study period on weekdays from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Research and produce report Word Count Equivalence 2200 This task will be scaffolded through sequenced learning activities.50 01, 02, 03
Produce folio pages Word Count Equivalence 2200 This task will be scaffolded through sequenced learning activities.50 04, 05

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichael Brown

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 31 - 43
Six 7.0 hours lecture/seminar per study period on weekdays from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Research and produce report Word Count Equivalence 2200 This task will be scaffolded through sequenced learning activities.50 01, 02, 03
Produce folio pages Word Count Equivalence 2200 This task will be scaffolded through sequenced learning activities.50 04, 05