Not available in 2012
Previously offered in 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
Introduces students to development in literacy and numeracy which occurs in the years prior to school entry. Students will explore ways in which teachers facilitate emerging literacy and numeracy in early childhood programs and support children's early learning through building partnerships with families and communities.
The purpose of this course is for students to gain both awareness and understanding of early literacy and numeracy concepts developed by children in the years prior to school entry.
As a result of participating in this course students will be expected to demonstrate:
1. an understanding of the importance of oral language, listening, reading, writing and viewing as the foundation elements of literacy and numeracy;
2. the ability to work effectively with children to facilitate their construction of knowledge in literacy and numeracy;
3. critical evaluation of the environmental and social contexts of children's literacy and numeracy.
4. the ability to plan and implement programs supporting emerging literacy and numeracy learning which demonstrate awareness of the role of children's literature, drama and movement.
1. Children as problem solvers.
2. Development in oral, aural, written and spoken communication.
3. Influences on communication and learning eg sociocultural, environmental technological.
4. The role of literature in early literacy and numeracy.
5. Emerging mathematical processes.
6. The role of Information Technology in early literacy and numeracy.
Modes of Delivery
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term