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

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2016

Ourimbah

  • Semester 1 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

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.

  • Focus on outcomes associated with EYLF and BOS English curriculum documents with reference to language, literacy and literature.
  • Unpack the range of text types in the English curriculum in terms of structural and linguistic features
  • Examine a range of multi-modal texts associated with birth to Year 6 range.

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

  • Examine a range of phonic and phonemic programs designed for acquiring early literacy skills
  • Engage with the range of  "school readiness" approaches in early childhood sites with a focus on literacy.

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.

  • Develop assessment items that address text types in integrated units of work Early Stage 1 - Stage Three.
  • Creation of units that draw address sustainability within diverse communities

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

  • Critical examination of new technologies influencing children birth to five that impact upon the social practices of language and communication skills.
  • Examine the uses primary children make of interactive technologies and social media.
  • Unpack techniques used in contemporary multi-modal texts to convey meaning.

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.

  • Examine texts that focus on linguistic and cultural diversity, including multilingual texts in early childhood and create activities based on those texts.
  • Examine texts that focus on linguistic and cultural diversity, including multilingual texts in primary schools classrooms and create activities based on those texts.
  • Examine a range of texts that reference Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, both fiction and non-fiction and create activities targeting both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students.

Requisite

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

Ourimbah and Callaghan

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