English for Early Childhood Education
Not available in 2013
Previously offered in 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
Prepares students to support language and literacy learning in early childhood settings. Topics include reading/writing processes, culture and language, views of language, text types, writing conventions, programming and assessment, and teaching/learning strategies.
|Objectives||Students will demonstrate:
1. understanding of observation, monitoring and assessment techniques which form the basis of developmentally appropriate planning for language and literacy learning.
2. knowledge of, and competencies in, planning and implementing learning activities and teaching strategies that support language and literacy development for children from diverse backgrounds (including non-English speaking backgrounds).
3. knowledge of the philosophies and implications of current National Profile and State Syllabus documents
4. understanding and appreciation of the role of children's literature in literacy development.
. reading/writing processes
. oracy/literacy dependence
. culture and language
. English as a second language
. Teaching multilingual students
. a functional view of language
. text types - recount, report, narrative, poetry, procedure
. writing conventions - spelling, grammar, punctuation, handwriting
. outcomes-based assessment and programming for language
. monitoring, assessing, reporting
. creating a supportive environment for language/literacy development
. teaching strategies
. teacher as reflective researcher
. computers and language/literacy development
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Teaching Methods||Field Study
|Contact Hours||Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term