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.
Not currently offered.
This Course was last offered in Semester 1 - 2020.
On successful completion of the course students will be able 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.
- Literacy and language as social practice.
- Literacy and language development.
- Promoting excellence in language and literacies across curriculum
- Supporting all students to achieve greater language and literacy proficiency
- Strategies for assessing and teaching language and literacies
- Teaching English to multilingual students.
- Support strategies for students with additional language and literacy needs.
Written Assignment: Assignment 1
Written Assignment: Assignment 2
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