Literacies, Language and Learning

Course code EDUC6741Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

This course will explore language as a social practice, and its significance in learning and development. Students will analyse the literacy demands of different subject areas, and learn strategies for assessing and teaching reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing and representing in the secondary classroom. Attention will also be given to specific strategies to address intercultural competence, and cater for the learning needs of multilingual students or students who require additional language and literacy support.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesUpon completion of this course, students will have the capacity to:

1. identify the literacy demands of different subject areas in Secondary school contexts;
2. understand language as a social practice and its significance in student learning and development;
3. employ strategies for teaching reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing and representing in the Secondary classroom;
4. employ strategies for assessing reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing and representing in the Secondary classroom;
5. apply strategies to cater for the learning needs of students for whom English is a second language; and
6. apply strategies to cater for the needs of students who require additional language and literacy support.
Content* Literacy and language as a social practice.
* Literacy and language development.
* Literacy demands of different subject areas.
* Strategies for assessing and teaching language and literacy.
* Teaching English to multilingual students.
* Support strategies for students with additional language and literacy needs.
Replacing Course(s)NA
TransitionNA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)Students will produce approximately 5000 words or equivalent in assessment activities. There will be three assignments (the first worth 20 % and the second and third worth 40 % each) relating to the use of specialised language styles in mainstream classrooms.
Contact HoursIntegrated Learning: for 36 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EDUC6741