Available in 2018
Course code

EDUC3075

Units

10 units

Level

3000 level

Course handbook

Description

This course will explore current research on young children's expressive and receptive verbal, non-verbal, and written communication (including drawing). The course will explore pedagogical approaches for developing children's multimodal communication, and how to interpret and analyse data gathered through different forms of observation and assessment. The course will encourage participants to understand communication as a social and cultural practice.


Availability

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2018

Ourimbah

  • Semester 1 - 2018

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Identify a range of multi-modal texts designed for birth-5 year olds;

2. Identify young children's expressive and receptive verbal, non-verbal language using knowledge of metalanguage;

3. Apply knowledge of emergent language and early literacy learning to plan engaging activities for young children birth-2 years;

4. Apply knowledge of language and early literacy learning to plan engaging activities for young children 3-5 years;

5. Interpret and analyse data gathered through different forms of observation and assessment of young children's literacies

6. Discuss how the diverse language backgrounds of children's communication is influenced and shaped by literacy practices at home as well as their immediate social and cultural environments.


Content

  • Stages in children's expressive and receptive language development (Verbal, non-verbal and writing and drawing).
  • Strategies for effective communication with young children.
  • Activities for children that promote the development of multimodal communication skills.
  • Identification of atypical language development.
  • Strategies for supporting children's literacy needs.
  • Behaviour as a form of communication.
  • Observation and assessment of children's communicative development.
  • Linguistic diversity and communication as a social and cultural practice.
  • Literacy practices in the home and their impact on communicative development.

Requisites

Students must meet the Teacher Education Milestone and be active in the B Teaching (Early Childhood and Primary) (Honours) (12366) to enrol in this course.

Enrolment in this course is dependent on meeting the teacher education admission milestone of successful completion of - Three HSC band 5s (including one in English) or - 80 units of UoN courses or - Regulatory authority approved comparable pathways or - Commencement in the program pre 2016


Assumed knowledge

LING1100


Assessment items

Written Assignment: Essays/Written Assignments

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case Studies

In Term Test: In class test


Contact hours

Callaghan and Ourimbah

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 13 Weeks

*Week 13 will be an in class test. Please refer to your course outline for further information

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks