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EDF2152

Faculty of Education

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedNot offered in 2014

Synopsis

This unit helps students to understand diverse and multiple literacies and how they are experienced and defined in different ways due to our unique social, cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Students critique and challenge ideas related to what counts as literacy and explore theoretical ideas such as critical literacy, place literacies and multiliteracies as a means to understand how one might define and describe literacy in a variety of contexts and cultures. Further, students explore theoretical ideas that help them to understand the complexities around learning new languages and learning in English when it is an additional language or dialect (EAL/D).

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. understand that how people experience literacy and what counts as literacy is shaped in different social, cultural and linguistic contexts
  2. apply theoretical ideas from critical literacy, place literacies and multiliteracies as a means to understand what might count as literacy in different social, cultural and linguistic contexts
  3. gain an appreciation for the importance of oral story telling in a range of different cultures in particular for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  4. understand some of the complexities around learning through English when it is an additional language or dialect.

Assessment

Case study (group assignment) (2000 words equivalent, 50%)
Review of literature and critique (individual or in pairs) (2000 words equivalent, 50%)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • 2 hours per week

(b.) Additional requirements:

  • independent study to make up the minimum required hours per week

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