Advanced Literacy Studies

Course code EDUC4748Units 10Level 4000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

This course will explore current research on children's language acquisition, and the teaching, learning and assessment of reading (including phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and text comprehension); instructional approaches for developing children's oncepts of print, grammar, punctuation, spelling and handwriting; and strategies for teaching and assessing the composition of digital and multi-modal texts. Students will learn how to interpret school-based and system-wide literacy data, and to consider related issues of literacy practices in the home, child language development, the diverse language backgrounds of students, intercultural awareness, and inclusiveness, in order to make informed decisions about student literacy needs.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
OurimbahSemester 1
Port Macquarie Nth Coast InstSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesUpon completion of this course, students will be expected to:

1. Identify the key stages in children's early language acquisition.
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 and handwriting.
4. Apply strategies for teaching and assessing the composition of digital and multi-modal texts
5. Interpret school-based and system-wide literacy data.
6. Consider the relative impact of literacy practices in the home, child language development, the diverse language backgrounds of students in order to make informed decisions about student literacy needs.
7. Demonstrate intercultural awareness and inclusiveness,
8. Discuss the concept of multiliteracies.
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 school-based and system-wide literacy data.
* The impact of literacy practices in the home, child language development, and the diverse language backgrounds of students on children's language and literacy development.
* Intercultural awareness and inclusive practices.
* Multiliteracies and strategies for designing, teaching and assessing the composition of digital and multi-modal texts.
Replacing Course(s)EDUC4057
TransitionN/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeLING1110, EDUC1738, EDUC3185
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsAssignment 2: 40%

1,500 words or equivalent; Design a class literacy integrated program incorporating multiliteracies that could be implemented in a casual teaching context.
Case Scenario/PBL exercisesAssignment 1: 60%

2,500 words or equivalent. Data Analysis of student work and class literacy overview. Provision of feedback on student work; Rating of student work against system-wide literacy data. Design a class literacy overview incorporating an individual literacy plan using student data and utilising a multi-modal text in small groups.
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EDUC4748