Multiliteracies, Communication and the Young Child

Course code EDUC3075Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

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.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
OurimbahSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesUpon completion of this course, students will have the capability to:

1. Identify key stages in the development of children's expressive and receptive verbal, non-verbal, and written communication (including drawing).
2. Demonstrate strategies for effective communication with young children.
3. Plan activities for children that promote the development of multimodal communication skills.
4. Recognise atypical language development and strategies for supporting children's literacy needs.
5. Recognise behaviour as a form of communication.
6. Interpret and analyse data gathered through different forms of observation and assessment.
7. Understand communication as a social and cultural practice influenced by literacy practices in the home, and the diverse language backgrounds of students.
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.
Replacing Course(s)Some of the EDUC2012 course content.
TransitionNot Applicable.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeLING1100
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Workshop
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsAssignment 1: 50% - 2,000 words or equivalent; Analysis of young children expressive and receptive communicative capacities linked to language development research.
ProjectsAssignment 2: 50% - 2,000 words or equivalent; Planning of communicative activities for children that promote the development of multimodal communication skills.
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentBachelor of Teaching (Primary)/Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EDUC3075