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EDF6330

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton First semester 2011 (Off-campus block of classes)
Coordinator(s)Dr Jennifer Rennie

Synopsis

Only offered to Cohorts.
This unit recognises the complex literate demands placed on students due to technological advancements, an increasingly globalised world, diverse classroom contexts, and the importance literacy plays in learning, employment and community participation. Participants explore what literacy means in contemporary society and they investigate both national and international literacy policy environments. Further they will gain an understanding of the important links between improved literacy standards and school performance through building teacher capacity, investing in professional learning, evidence based practice, effective leadership and community partnerships.

Objectives

  1. Develop a sound understanding of the roles and functions of literacy and multi-literacies as a means by which individuals think, learn and communicate in the 21st century
  2. Develop a theoretical understanding of contemporary ideas related to knowledge and learning
  3. Develop a knowledge of the changing nature of literacy with reference to emerging technologies
  4. Investigate national and international policy environments in relation to literacy reform.
  5. Develop an understanding of the complex literacy issues both national and international in relation to the diverse student population of contemporary classrooms.
  6. Develop an understanding of the important links between improved literacy standards and school performance through building teacher capacity; investing in professional learning, evidence based practice, effective leadership and community partnerships.
  7. Develop a knowledge of the broad research base that points to effective elements of literacy improvement and school reform.

Assessment

1. Report - Compare and contrast an international literacy policy environment with current policies in DEECD - 50% (equivalent 4000 words) -Objectives 4,5,6 & 7, and
2. Group project - Develop workshop for colleagues on incorporating multi-literacies across the curriculum - 50% (equivalent 4000 words) - Objectives 1,2,3, 6 & 7.

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Jennifer Rennie

Contact hours

Workload requirement of 24 hours per week