Literacies Across the Vocational Curriculum

Course code EDUC3073Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

The course content investigates into two distinct areas.
a) subject literacy (including numeracy, oracy and critical thinking specialist teaching areas)
b) computer literacy (understanding and use of information and communication technologies

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesIn order to meet the desirable attributes of a beginning teacher and to fulfill teacher registration requirements, all students should be able to demonstrate:

1. an understanding of the nature of literacy in Vocational Education contexts.
2. an understanding of the relationship between literacy and student learning.
3. an awareness of the central role of literacy within the community.
4. skills in assisting students to acquire and use literacy skills.
5. skills in the use and evaluation of appropriate literacy assessment instruments.
6. an understanding of computer based technologies and their use in Vocational Education contexts.
7. critical and discerning attitudes and values related to computer applications.
8. skills in working in technologically diverse environments.
9. the ability to determine assumptions, bias and interaction paradigms in computer packages and applications.
10. skills in evaluating student learning from computer based activities.
Content1. Notions of literacy
2. Language and culture
3. Language testing
4. Specialist language styles
5. Language potential and language problems in specific teaching styles
6. Computer competencies will be assessed in tandem with language development tasks
Replacing Course(s)Nil
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeBackground in particular teaching areas and basic computer competency
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : Paper Based
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsReview activities and approaches, which may help pupils, overcome the language difficulties posed by the language style characteristic of your specific subject area. Also discuss the advantages of the subjects potential for language development.
2000 words = 40%
Essays / Written AssignmentsDescribe the language style characteristic of your chosen subject area and of the difficulties this style causes for pupils.
2000 words = 40%
Essays / Written AssignmentsWithin your teaching area,
A) research the intellectual and social rationale of concern for pupil communication
B) Demonstrate the social functions of language style
C) Explain the pressures impeding and encouraging the treatment of language
1000 words = 20%
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term