Literacies Across the Secondary Curriculum

Course code EDUC4070
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables

Description

This course will explore language as a social practice, and its significance in learning and development. Students will analyse the literacy demands of different subject areas, and learn strategies for assessing and teaching reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing and representing in the secondary classroom. Attention will also be given to specific strategies to address intercultural competence, and cater for the learning needs of multilingual students or students who require additional language and literacy support.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Identify the literacy demands of different subject areas in Secondary school contexts.

2. Understand language as a social practice and its significance in student learning and development.

3. Employ strategies for teaching reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing and representing in the Secondary classroom.

4. Employ strategies for assessing reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing and representing in the Secondary classroom.

5. Apply strategies to cater for the learning needs of students for whom English is a second language.

6. Apply strategies to cater for the needs of students who require additional language and literacy support.

Content

  • Literacy and language as a social practice.
  • Literacy and language development.
  • Literacy demands of different subject areas.
  • Strategies for assessing and teaching language and literacy.
  • Teaching English to multilingual students.
  • Support strategies for students with additional language and literacy needs.

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Identifying the Barriers

Essay: Essay (Subject-Specific Literacy Demands)

Contact Hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term