Language, Literacy and Communications in Early Childhood - 2018

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Unit summary

MTEC505

  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: SP4
  • Availability for 2018: SP4
  • Assessment: Essay (40%) , Exercises (60%)

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2018 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 2,200.00
International 2,450.00

This unit will enable pre-service teachers to recognise and translate theory of children’s literacy development. The unit will prepare pre-service teachers to plan, assess and deliver English learning programs for children aged five to eight. A main focus will be on knowledge of curriculum documents and English content areas of language, literacy and literature.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate knowledge of the English curriculum and principles associated with effective teaching in the early years
  2. interpret and apply theory of children’s literacy development
  3. select appropriate content, assessment items, teaching strategies and resources in relation to the Australian Curriculum (or local curriculum documents)
  4. plan, structure and sequence English learning programs.
  • Essay (40%)
  • Exercises (60%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

  • Other special requirement — Access to Microsoft Office or a unit approved alternative, Access to video creation and editing software

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Introduction to teaching literacy - theories, oral language and community
2The literacy program - processes and approaches
3Children's literature - multimodal texts, using all modes for learning
4Scaffolding literacy development
5Reading Development
6Teaching Reading - phonics
7Reading - Comprehension
8Writing Development
9Writing - teaching text and language features
10Diversity and teaching English language learners
11Reflection

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Chat rooms
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • Online assignment submission
  • Standard Media
  • Web links

Online materials

  • Audio/Video - Streaming
  • Online Assessment
  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

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