LEARNING LITERACY

EDU1LLI

2017

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject engages pre-service teachers with skills required for academic literacy. This is scaffolded through a diagnostic test where pre-service teachers will establish areas of strength and areas that require development. The subject deals with the components and conventions of English language, and the developmental stages of language and literacy learning. Pre-service teachers will also develop proficiency in the application of English language concepts, critical thinking and analytical writing skills. Pre-service teachers will extend their conceptual understanding, knowledge and skills in professional and academic literacy practices.

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

Prerequisites Students must be enrolled in either of the following courses in order to undertake this subject: Bachelor Educational Studies (EBEST EBESTB, EBESTM, EBESTP),Bachelor of Education Secondary (EBEDS, EBEDSB, EBEDSM), Bachelor of Education Primary (EBEDP, EBEDPB, EBEDPM), Bachelor of Early Childhood (EBECB, EBECP), Bachelor of Physical and Health Education (EBPHEB), Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (EBECE), Bachelor of Education (EVEDB, RBEDM), Bachelor of Educational Studies (EBESB, EBES, EBESM), Bachelor of Teaching Primary (EBTP)

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsThe Communications ToolkitPrescribedGrellier, J. & Goerke, V. (2014).Cengage
ReadingsLanguage, literacy and early childhood educationRecommendedFellowes, J & Oakley, G. (2014).Oxford

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Respond to results of a diagnostic test to identify literacy and English language strengths and act to remediate areas of weakness.

Activities:
Theoretical understanding acquired from readings and lectures. In class discussion to develop practical application
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)

02. Demonstrate proficiency and understanding of the English language and literacy and think critically about the demands of a variety of text types.

Activities:
Prescribed readings assessed by written examination
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)

03. Understand introductory knowledge of English language components, conventions and acquisition, and literacy learning at different developmental stages.

Activities:
Prescribed readings, lectures, tutorials and in class discussion. Assessments through examination
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills)

04. Demonstrate proficiency in speaking and writing in English.

Activities:
Oral presentation in addition to written assessments
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills)

Subject options

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Bendigo, 2017, 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 blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Oral presentation on a specified topic, with a written plan and peer assessment.10 min presentation (equiv to 500 words) Written plan, reflective self-evaluation & peer feedback 1,300 words40 01, 02
Literacy practical tasks comprising a literacy skills workbook culminating in an essay.a. Literacy skill workbook equiv to 1300 word essay) 30% b. Essay 1300 words on a specified topic 30% 60 02, 03, 04
Hurdle Literacy TestThis Hurdle assessment will be supported through a diagnostic test. Students must successful pass this assessment to pass the subject this hurdle. 01, 04

Melbourne, 2017, 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 blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Oral presentation on a specified topic, with a written plan and peer assessment.10 min presentation (equiv to 500 words) Written plan, reflective self-evaluation & peer feedback 1,300 words40 01, 02
Literacy practical tasks comprising a literacy skills workbook culminating in an essay.a. Literacy skill workbook equiv to 1300 word essay) 30% b. Essay 1300 words on a specified topic 30% 60 02, 03, 04
Hurdle Literacy TestThis Hurdle assessment will be supported through a diagnostic test. Students must successful pass this assessment to pass the subject this hurdle. 01, 04

Mildura, 2017, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCindy Tassone

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 blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Oral presentation on a specified topic, with a written plan and peer assessment.10 min presentation (equiv to 500 words) Written plan, reflective self-evaluation & peer feedback 1,300 words40 01, 02
Literacy practical tasks comprising a literacy skills workbook culminating in an essay.a. Literacy skill workbook equiv to 1300 word essay) 30% b. Essay 1300 words on a specified topic 30% 60 02, 03, 04
Hurdle Literacy TestThis Hurdle assessment will be supported through a diagnostic test. Students must successful pass this assessment to pass the subject this hurdle. 01, 04

Shepparton, 2017, 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 blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Oral presentation on a specified topic, with a written plan and peer assessment.10 min presentation (equiv to 500 words) Written plan, reflective self-evaluation & peer feedback 1,300 words40 01, 02
Literacy practical tasks comprising a literacy skills workbook culminating in an essay.a. Literacy skill workbook equiv to 1300 word essay) 30% b. Essay 1300 words on a specified topic 30% 60 02, 03, 04
Hurdle Literacy TestThis Hurdle assessment will be supported through a diagnostic test. Students must successful pass this assessment to pass the subject this hurdle. 01, 04