Pedagogies of Reading and Writing: Birth to 12 Years
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.
- Semester 1 - 2015
- Semester 1 - 2015
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.
- 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.
This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Teaching(Primary) / Bachelor Early Childhood Studies and associated programs.
EDUC3075, EDUC3185, LING1100
Essay: Essays/Written Assignments
Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case Studies
Formal Examination: Exam
Ourimbah and Callaghan
Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks