EXCEPTIONAL LITERACIES

EDU4EXL

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject begins with an examination of the importance of early intervention in the identification of exceptional literacy abilities to develop strategies and teaching assessments to identify early signs of reading difficulties in early years of learning. Pre-service teachers (PSTs) identify and distinguish stages of typical and atypical development of literacy skills and plot these skills within a range of literacy curriculum frameworks.

Learning activities in this subject include practice using a range of literacy assessment tools to identify varying literacy abilities. Pre Service teachers are expected to reach a competency level (this subject should be expected to take PSTs beyond competency level as it is a subject which develops a specialisation (i.e. goes beyond the general baseline expectation of teacher education program) ) in the use of teaching strategies that link to appropriate curriculum levels and support varying abilities in literacy. Learning tasks include interpretation of diagnostic and mixed methods of literacy assessment to propose individualised teaching strategies for students with varying literacy abilities.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDebra Edwards

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

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

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Admitted into EBECB or EBECP and EDU3ELM or EDU2ELM

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify, assess and meet the specific learning needs of students with varying literacy skills abilities in a primary school context, linking literacy learning goals with appropriate curriculum levels

Activities:
Students will undertake an assessment of an individual child's literacy skills.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,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)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Interpret mixed methods of literacy assessment tools data for individualised literacy planning

Activities:
Access literacy assessments and create individual literacy and learning profiles
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural 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. Develop and implement literacy teaching strategies for students with literacy difficulties as well as extend literacy skills for high functioning literacy students in a primary context.

Activities:
Access literacy assessments and create individual literacy and learning profiles
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,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)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Discuss with student and parent/ carer the use of varied literacy strategies to maximise participation and engagement in literacy activities in the classroom. Differentiate teaching practice for varying literacy abilities.

Activities:
Students will design and implement a sequence of literacy lessons that address differentiated teaching practices
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,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)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2020, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDebra Edwards

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
Seven 2.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Discussion on individual Planning (1200 words approx.)This task is to be submitted as a written report, describing individual literacy planning for a selected case study and applying different teaching strategies and pedagogies for the case.30 01, 02, 04
Creating two literacy learning profiles (1200 words approx.)A learning profile outlines an individuals learning strengths and needs and relates this information to the selection of appropriate learning goals and teaching strategies.30 01, 02, 03
Report on literacy lesson sequences (1500 words approx.)Four literacy lessons will be completed using a lesson template provided and the report for submission will be prepared along guidelines.40 01, 02, 03

Shepparton, 2020, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDebra Edwards

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
Seven 2.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Discussion on individual Planning (1200 words approx.)This task is to be submitted as a written report, describing individual literacy planning for a selected case study and applying different teaching strategies and pedagogies for the case.30 01, 02, 04
Creating two literacy learning profiles (1200 words approx.)A learning profile outlines an individuals learning strengths and needs and relates this information to the selection of appropriate learning goals and teaching strategies.30 01, 02, 03
Report on literacy lesson sequences (1500 words approx.)Four literacy lessons will be completed using a lesson template provided and the report for submission will be prepared along guidelines.40 01, 02, 03