Multiliteracies, Communication and the Young Child

Course code EDUC3075
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables

Description

This course will explore current research on young children's expressive and receptive verbal, non-verbal, and written communication (including drawing). The course will explore pedagogical approaches for developing children's multimodal communication, and how to interpret and analyse data gathered through different forms of observation and assessment. The course will encourage participants to understand communication as a social and cultural practice.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Ourimbah

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Identify a range of multi-modal texts designed for birth-5 year olds;

2. Identify young children's expressive and receptive verbal, non-verbal language using knowledge of metalanguage;

3. Apply knowledge of emergent language and early literacy learning to plan engaging activities for young children birth-2 years;

4. Apply knowledge of language and early literacy learning to plan engaging activities for young children 3-5 years;

5. Interpret and analyse data gathered through different forms of observation and assessment of young children's literacies

6. Discuss how the diverse language backgrounds of children's communication is influenced and shaped by literacy practices at home as well as their immediate social and cultural environments.

Content

  • Stages in children's expressive and receptive language development (Verbal, non-verbal and writing and drawing).
  • Strategies for effective communication with young children.
  • Activities for children that promote the development of multimodal communication skills.
  • Identification of atypical language development.
  • Strategies for supporting children's literacy needs.
  • Behaviour as a form of communication.
  • Observation and assessment of children's communicative development.
  • Linguistic diversity and communication as a social and cultural practice.
  • Literacy practices in the home and their impact on communicative development.

Requisites

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Teaching(Primary) / Bachelor Early Childhood Studies and associated programs.

Assumed Knowledge

LING1100

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Essays/Written Assignments

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case Studies

Formal Examination: Exam

Contact Hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks