Boys and Literacies

Course code EDUC6153Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

Current information on boys and literacies in Australia and internationally will be examined. Boys' reading preferences and habits and literacy results will be investigated. The course will involve a discussion of boys learning styles in literacy and a range of reading approaches and programs will be reviewed. There will be a discussion of multi-literacies and approaches including computer literacies, visual literacies and the use of a range of technologies will be critically examined. Students will be encouraged to develop/implement strategies and programs to successfully engage boys in literacies.

Available in 2014

WebLearn GradSchoolSemester 2
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
Objectives1. Examine evidence of boys literacy achievements and preferences
2. Discuss range of literacies
3. Examine apporaches and strategies to literacies that engage boys
Content1. Recent national and international evidence of boys literacy achievements and preferences.
2. Information on current definitions and scope of literacies and literacy programs and approaches
3. Critical review of current literacy programs and approaches
4. Case studies of programs and approaches to literacies that engage boys.
Replacing Course(s)N/A
TransitionNot required
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : Paper Based
Teaching MethodsSelf Directed Learning
Student Projects
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments1. 45% An investigation of the reading preferences, reading habits and library borrowing practices of a group of boys.

2. 55% Design and implement or critically analyse a multi-literacy program for a group of boys.
Contact HoursSelf Directed Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for EDUC6153