Assessing and Addressing Learning Difficulties

Course code EDUC4064
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables

Description

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.

Availability

Ourimbah

  • Semester 1 - 2015

WebLearn GradSchool

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

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

Content

Literacy 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

Assumed Knowledge

Knowledge associated with the successful completion of 270 units of study in the undergraduate teacher education program.

Assessment Items

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case Studies

Written Assignment: Essays/Written Assignments

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case Scenario/PBL Exercises

Contact Hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 16 hour(s) per Term

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 16 hour(s) per Term