Available in 2021
Course code

EDUC4064

Units

10 units

Level

4000 level

Course handbook

Description

This course aims to develop an understanding of the literacy and numeracy needs of students in both primary and secondary settings, as well as specific assessment and intervention approaches that can be implemented to meet those needs. Key components of literacy and numeracy competence as well as typical delays and difficulties in these components will be addressed.


Availability2021 Course Timetables

Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst

  • Winter - 2021

Ourimbah

  • Winter - 2021

Callaghan

  • Winter - 2021

Learning outcomes

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

1. Demonstrate knowledge of the essential skills underlying literacy and numeracy competency

2. Demonstrate the capacity to conduct a range of assessments to identify problems in literacy and numeracy

3. Draw upon a range of resources to develop instructional approaches to meet those specific learning needs

4. Attain knowledge of strategies, resources and services to support students with learning difficulties


Content

Literacy skills

  1. Assessment, planning and intervention approaches
  2. Phonological processes
  3. Word identification, fluency and reading comprehension strategies
  4. Difficulties in spelling and writing

Numeracy skills

  1. Assessment, planning and intervention approaches
  2. Basic number skills
  3. Problem solving skills
  4. Functional numeracy

Requisite

Students must have successfully completed or be concurrently enrolled in EDUC4063 to enrol in this course.


Assumed knowledge

Knowledge associated with the successful completion of 270 units of study in the undergraduate teacher education program.


Assessment items

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case Studies

Written Assignment: Essays/Written Assignments

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case Scenario/PBL Exercises


Contact hours

Callaghan

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 16 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 16 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Ourimbah

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 16 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 16 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 16 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 16 hour(s) per Term Full Term

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