Not currently offered
Course code

EDUC6783

Units

10 units

Level

6000 level

Course handbook

Description

This course will explore current research on children's language and numeracy acquisition and the teaching, learning and assessment of language and numeracy. The course will engage students to consider the diverse backgrounds of students and intercultural awareness and inclusiveness, in order to make informed decisions about student literacy and numeracy needs.


Availability

Not currently offered.


Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): EDUC6748 and EDUC6749. Students who have successfully completed EDUC6748 or EDUC6749 are not eligible to enrol in EDUC6783.


Learning outcomes

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

1. Analyse the key stages in children's early language and numeracy acquisition.

2. Examine a range of models of pedagogy for teaching and assessing the components of reading.

3. Assess instructional approaches for developing children's concepts of print, grammar, punctuation, spelling and handwriting.

4. Interpret school-based and system-wide literacy and numeracy data.

5. Analyse the concept of multiliteracies.

6. Apply strategies for teaching and assessing the composition of digital and multi-modal texts.

7. Interpret the numeracy demands of every-day life and all key learning areas in the primary curriculum.

8. Design instruction that assists students to work mathematically.

9. Implement appropriate instructional strategies and educational technologies for teaching and assessing the foundational mathematical concepts.


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, including awareness of Indigenous students, and inclusive practices.
  • Multiliteracies and strategies for teaching and assessing the composition of digital and multi-modal texts.
  • The numeracy demands of all key learning areas in the primary curriculum.
  • Numeracy in everyday life.
  • School-based and system-wide numeracy data.
  • Working mathematically.
  • Instructional strategies and educational technologies for teaching and assessing the foundational mathematical concepts of number and algebra, measurement and geometry, statistics and probability

 


Requisite

Students cannot enrol in this course if they have previously successfully completed EDUC6748 Advanced Literacy Studies or EDUC6749 Advanced Numeracy Studies.


Assessment items

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Evaluate and analyse Case Study/Problem Based Learning - 50%

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Analyse and Apply Knowledge - Case Study/Problem Based Learning - 50%

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