Supporting Literacy, Numeracy Communication Skills

Course code EDST4064Units 10Level 4000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

Develops an understanding of the literacy, numeracy and communication skills needs of students, and specific assessment and intervention approaches that can be implemented to meet those needs. Specifically, the course addresses the literacy, numeracy and communication needs of students with diverse needs; instructional approaches to meet those specific learning needs; computer literacy skills in programs; knowledge of resources and services available to support individuals and programs; literacies and communication skills across KLAs. The course forms part of a group of courses that students seeking an additional accreditation as a special education teacher are required to complete within their double degree program.

Not available in 2014

Previously offered in 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesUpon the completion of this course, students will be expected to demonstrate:

1. knowledge of literacy, numeracy and communication needs of students with diverse and additional needs
2. ability to develop instructional approaches to meet those specific learning needs
3. ability to utilise computer literacy skills in programs
4. knowledge of resources and services available to support programs
5. ability to integrate literacies and communication skills, and numeracy skills, across KLAs
ContentUnderlying issues in learning difficulties
1. visual processing problems
2. auditory processing problems
3. language problems
4. relationship between literacy, numeracy and communication skills
5. neurological implications for learning disabilities

Literacy skills
1. assessment, planning and intervention approaches
2. word attack skills
3. comprehension strategies
4. making reading meaningful
5. supported reading approaches
6. functional literacy

Numeracy skills
1. assessment, planning and intervention approaches
2. basic number skills
3. problem solving skills
4. functional numeracy

Communication skills
1. assessment, planning and intervention approaches
2. augmentative
3. alternative
4. non-symbolic
5. relationship to challenging behaviours

Using technology to support student learning

Using DET, family and community resources in supporting programs

Integration of literacies and communication skills across KLAs - importance of integrated programming
Replacing Course(s)NA
TransitionNA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)Problem solving exercises 4 x 15% (60%)
These assessment tasks are designed to give practical application to the content on reading, spelling, communication and numeracy.
Other: (please specify)Assessment task (40%)
Student assessment, analysis of learning needs and development of appropriate intervention program
Other: (please specify)Attendance at LiNKS School/Centre is a component of this course.
Contact HoursTutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term