Assessing and Addressing Learning Difficulties

Course code EDUC4064Units 10Level 4000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

This course aims to develop an understanding of the literacy and numeracy needs of students in both primary and secondary settings, as well as specific assessment and intervention approaches that can be implemented to meet those needs. Key components of literacy and numeracy competence as well as typical delays and difficulties in these components will be addressed.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
OurimbahSemester 1
Port Macquarie Nth Coast InstSemester 2
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesUpon completion of this course, students will be expected to:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of the essential skills underlying literacy and numeracy competency
2. Demonstrate the capacity to conduct a range of asessments to identify problems in literacy and numeracy
3. Draw upon a range of resources to develop instructional approaches to meet those specific learning needs
4. Attain knowledge of strategies, resources and services to support students with learning difficulties
ContentLiteracy skills
1. Assessment, planning and intervention approaches
2. Phonological processes
3. Word identification, fluency and reading comprehension strategies
4. Difficulties in spelling and writing

Numeracy skills
1. Assessment, planning and intervention approaches
2. Basic number skills
3. Problem solving skills
4. Functional numeracy
Replacing Course(s)Nil
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeKnowledge associated with the successful completion of 270 units of study in the undergraduate teacher education program.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)Individual problem solving tasks 2 x 15%
Other: (please specify)Group problem tasks 2 x 15%
Other: (please specify)Assessment and intervention program 40%
Contact HoursTutorial: for 16 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Lecture: for 16 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for EDUC4064