Advanced Literacy Studies

Course code EDUC6748Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

This course will explore current research on childrens language acquisition, and the teaching, learning and assessment of reading (including phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and text comprehension); instructional approaches for developing childrens 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.

Available in 2015

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

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 childrens 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 childrens 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 childrens language and literacy development.
* Intercultural awareness and inclusive practices.
* Multiliteracies and strategies for teaching and assessing the composition of digital and multi-modal texts.
Replacing Course(s)N/A
TransitionN/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeStudents must complete EDUC6166 and EDUC6738 prior to enrolling
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Workshop
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments1,000 words equivalent, consisting of school-based data analysis and designing, implementing and evaluating an individual learning plan that incorporates a holistic understanding of curriculum, assessment and pedagogy to address the needs and support the strengths of a small group of students with specific literacy needs.
Essays / Written AssignmentsCapstone Task 2 - 3,000 words equivalent, consisting of a research report.
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 10 weeks
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 10 weeks
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EDUC6748