units

EDF3306

Faculty of Education

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 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
OfferedGippsland Second semester 2015 (Day)
Peninsula Second semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Ms Clare Williams (Gippsland); Dr Timothy Fish (Peninsula)

Synopsis

This unit explores a range of theoretical perspectives on the learning and teaching of literacy. It encourages students to research changing literacy practices, critically reflect on their own beliefs and teaching practices and develop a robust theoretical perspective on the learning and teaching of literacy to a diverse range of learners. Students critically examine current literacy practices, including assessment and reporting of literacy learning, in order to develop effective methods of literacy pedagogy in their own teaching. Students' pedagogical practices take into account the changing social futures and needs of primary school students.

Outcomes

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

  1. identify a range of theoretical perspectives on literacy and critically examine these in light of their own developing perspectives
  2. explore and develop their own literacy skills and pedagogical practices
  3. demonstrate their understanding of a range of effective and inclusive teaching strategies for literacy in the primary classroom, including approaches to assessment and reporting
  4. become competent in the use of a range of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in accessing relevant research literature, in accessing and developing teaching resources and strategies, and in presenting evidence of their own learning in the area of literacy.

Assessment

Critique (2000 words, 50%)
Planning assignment (2000 words, 50%)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester comprising:

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

  • 1-hour lectures
  • 2-hour workshops

(b.) Additional requirements:

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

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)

Prohibitions

EDF4102
EDF1203