Available in 2021
Course code

EDUC6748

Units

10 units

Level

6000 level

Course handbook

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.


Availability2021 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Trimester 3 - 2021

Learning outcomes

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

1. Identify the key stages in children's early language acquisition;

2. Apply a range of models of pedagogy for teaching, assessing and reporting the components of reading (including strategies for teaching and assessing phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and text comprehension);

3. Apply instructional approaches for developing children's 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; and

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.


Requisite

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Teaching (Primary) [11714] or the Master of Teaching (Primary) [40205] programs.


Assumed knowledge

Students must complete EDUC6785 and EDUC6738 prior to enrolling


Assessment items

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

Report: Research Report - Capstone Task 2 - consisting of a research report.


Contact hours

Callaghan

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 12 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 24 hour(s) per Term Full Term

A minimum of 80% attendance is required to pass the course

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.