Pedagogies of Reading and Writing: Birth to 12 Years

Course code EDUC4175
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables

Description

This course will explore current research on children's language acquisition and development (birth to 12 years). It will also explore the teaching, learning, and assessment of reading (including phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and text comprehension); as well as instructional approaches for developing pre-school and primary school children's concepts of print, grammar, punctuation, spelling, handwriting, and written expression. The course will explore how to interpret formal and informal literacy data, to support children's literacy development. Attention will be given to the selection and use of age-appropriate and culturally diverse children's literature in teaching and learning.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Ourimbah

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Identify the key stages in children's language acquisition (from Birth to 12 years);

2. Apply a range of models of pedagogy for teaching and assessing the components of reading (including strategies for teaching and assessing phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and text comprehension);

3. Apply instructional approaches for developing children's concepts of print, grammar, punctuation, spelling, handwriting, and written expression;

4. Interpret formal and informal literacy assessment data;

5. Consider the relative impact of literacy practices in the home, child language development and the diverse language backgrounds of students in order to make informed decisions about student literacy needs;

6. Demonstrate intercultural awareness and inclusiveness;

7. Discuss the concept of multiliteracies;

8. Apply strategies for teaching and assessing the composition of digital and multi-modal texts.

Content

  • Stages in children's early language acquisition.
  • Models of pedagogy for teaching and assessing the components of reading (phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and text comprehension).
  • Instructional approaches for developing children's concepts of print, grammar, punctuation, spelling and handwriting.
  • Interpreting and using formal and informal literacy data to inform teaching and learning.
  • Criteria for selecting, and examples of age-appropriate and culturally diverse children's literature.

Requisites

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Teaching(Primary) / Bachelor Early Childhood Studies and associated programs.

Assumed Knowledge

EDUC3075, EDUC3185, LING1100

Assessment Items

Essay: Essays/Written Assignments

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case Studies

Formal Examination: Exam

Contact Hours

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