Psychology of Reading and Writing and Educational Practice

Course code EDUC6263
Not available in 2015

Description

This course explores a range of theories to explain how reading and writing develop. The course will encourage students to challenge a number of popular perspectives and consider the implications for practice.

Availability

Not currently available.

Learning Outcomes

1. Develop a critical understanding of theories of literacy acquisition;

2. Explore their instructional implications; and

3. Apply their understanding of literacy development to assess literacy issues and design a programme tailored to the individual students' needs in an educational context.

Content

The following list indicates indicative course content:
Theories of literacy acquisition and development
Critiquing theories of literacy development
Diversity in development of reading and writing literacy
Approaches to reading and writing instruction and promoting reading and writing development

Assessment Items

Online Learning Activity: On-line Discussion

Literature Review: Literature Review

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case Study

Contact Hours

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Distance students are expected to engage in Online Learning activities for the equivalent of 2 hours per week for the full term.