LITERACY AND NUMERACY FOR PROFESSIONAL EDUCATORS

EDU4LNP

2016

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students explore the links between their own knowledge, experience and skills of numeracy and literacy and those required of a teaching professional. Under the guidance of a VET in VCE or VCAL mentor in a Victorian school or alternative educational setting, students spend five days (or equivalent) with their site-based mentor. Following a period of fieldwork students submit a folio which includes a strategic plan for their own personal learning and professional development, and relevant teaching materials and resources. Students also participate in self-paced, on-line activities.

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

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources

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. Gather, analyse and interpret assessment and diagnostic data to make informed judgements about secondary students learning needs.

Activities:
Students deconstruct learning activities identifying discrete and embedded components, planning diagnostics, recording observations; focusing on Literacy & Numeracy.

02. Demonstrate an understanding of the significance of written and spoken language as fundamental to education

Activities:
Review of curriculum materials / analysis, access, activities, application. Activities are linked to staged reading program in the LMS and journalling task in PebblePad

03. Utilise a variety of technologies to assist learning

Activities:
Self-awareness strategies explored through engaging students with online diagnostics for Literacy & Numeracy (teacher-education specific). Also students manage their learning activities in an online environment - interacting with materials and submitting assignments in both the LMS and PebblePad.

04. Identify and specify the level of competency in literacy and numeracy expected of the teaching profession.

Activities:
Design an observation matrix for self (teaching/learning) and students (observable/embedded) that reflect the promulgated standards for the teaching profession related to professional knowledge.

05. Communicate effectively across the various relationships involved in the professional life of a teacher

Activities:
Complete an in-schools observation of 5 day duration that encompasses an online reflective journal of observed behaviours, activities and interventions for Literacy & Numeracy. The journal is compiled in conjunction with a supervising teacher and incorporates the collection and discussion of artefacts from the teaching and learning environment.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2016, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichael Brown

Class requirements

WorkShop
One 7.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Scheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 days scheduled online class other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Placement - Off Site
One 5.0 days placement - off site per study period and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online activities: numeracy (15%); literacy (15%);30 01
Professional learning journal (10%) & personal development plan (10%) (1000-words equivalent)20 02
Fieldwork blog - Professional Journal in PebblePad (5 x 300 words)30 03, 04
Artefacts from observations (10%), Mentor comments/notes (10)%20 03, 05