LANGUAGE AND LITERACY

EDU1LL

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students focus on increasing their knowledge of the English language and literacy, including an understanding of the influence of their identities and cultures on their development as English/Literacy teachers. Students develop competency in the use of English language conventions and study the developmental nature of language and literacy learning as well as the teaching approaches, and strategies for involving parents/carers used in the early years of school.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDebra Edwards

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsLanguage, Literacy and Early Childhood EducationPrescribedJanet Fellowes and Grace OakleyOXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
ReadingsDeveloping early literacy, Assessment and teaching (reprinted 2011)RecommendedHill, Susan (2006)AUSTRALIA: ELEANOR CURTAIN

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify and describe key theories of language, language acquisition and development, and models of literacy learning with a focus on the Early Years.

Activities:
TBE
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)

02. Demonstrate the ability to find information about language and literacy terminology, current policy structures, national and state curriculum documents, and resource materials for teaching.

Activities:
TBE
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)

03. Articulate a beginning philosophy of literacy learning and teaching using key literacy theories and teaching strategies in the Early Years.

Activities:
TBE
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)

04. Explain how your literacy teaching islikely to be influenced by your personal literacy and language experiences.

Activities:
TBE
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)

05. Demonstrate the ability to analyse Early Years Literacy Assessments.

Activities:
TBE
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDebra Edwards

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Plus online learning"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One essay30 01, 03
one 1 hour examination30 01, 03, 05
one assignment - personal language and literacy profile40 02, 03, 04

Mildura, 2015, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCindy Tassone

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Plus online learning"

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One essay30 01, 03
one 1 hour examination30 01, 03, 05
one assignment - personal language and literacy profile40 02, 03, 04