Advanced Literacy Studies

Course code EDUC6748
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables

Description

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 concepts 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.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Identify the key stages in childrens 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 childrens concepts of print, grammar, punctuation, spelling and handwriting.

4. Interpret school-based and system-wide literacy data.

5. 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.

6. Demonstrate intercultural awareness and inclusiveness,

7. Discuss the concept of multiliteracies.

8. Apply strategies for teaching and assessing the composition of digital and multi-modal texts.

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 teaching and assessing the composition of digital and multi-modal texts.

Assumed Knowledge

Students must complete EDUC6166 and EDUC6738 prior to enrolling

Assessment Items

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Data Analysis and lesson plan design

Report: Research Report - Capstone Task 2 - 3,000 words equivalent, consisting of a research report.

Contact Hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 10 Weeks

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 10 Weeks