Pedagogies of Reading and Writing: Birth to 12 Years

Course code EDUC4175
Available in 2016
2016 Course Timetables

Description

This course will further explore current national curriculum documents in the early childhood and primary educational contexts in terms of language, literacy and literature needs, birth to 12 years. It will critically analyse the ways preschool programs prepare children for school with a focus on language, literacy and literature learning. The course will critically examine the technological complexities of contemporary multimodal texts and their uses in birth to12 years settings. Drawing on a detailed knowledge of metalanguage, it will further explore in depth the variety of text types that connect the classroom with the wider community.

Availability

Ourimbah

  • Semester 1 - 2016

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Engage and implement national curriculum documents in early childhood and primary schools pertaining to language, literacy and literature using sophisticated metalanguage.

2. Critically analyse the ways preschool programs prepare children for school, specifically the use of phonics and phonemic awareness programs.

3. Design a range of assessment tasks that address multiple text types referred to in BOS curriculum documents that connect students with the wider community.

4. Examine the impact of sophisticated technologies on language, literacy and literature birth to Year 6.

5. Construct activities and identify a detailed range of resources that take account of sociocultural diversity in Australia, including language, literate and literature practices that address the needs of Indigenous Peoples.

Content

1. Engage and implement national curriculum documents in early childhood and primary schools pertaining to language, literacy and literature using sophisticated metalanguage.

2. Critically analyse the ways preschool programs prepare children for school, specifically the use of phonics and phonemic awareness programs.

3. Design a range of assessment tasks that address multiple text types referred to in BOS curriculum documents that connect students with the wider community.

4. Examine the impact of sophisticated technologies on language, literacy and literature birth to Year 6.

5. Construct activities and identify a detailed range of resources that take account of sociocultural diversity in Australia, including language literate, literature practices and literacy as social practice that address the needs of Indigenous People.

Requisites

This course is only available to students enrolled in B Teaching (Early Childhood and Primary) (Honours) (12366).

Enrolment in this course is dependent on meeting the teacher education admission milestone of successful completion of - Three HSC band 5s (including one in English) or - 80 units of UoN courses or - BOSTES approved comparable pathways or - Commencement in the program pre 2016

Assumed Knowledge

LING1100; EDUC2748; EDUC3075; and EDUC2066

Assessment Items

Essay: Essays/Written Assignments

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case Studies

Formal Examination: Exam

Contact Hours

Callaghan and Ourimbah

Lecture

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

Workshop

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