Subject details

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

  1. identify and explain a variety of alternative approaches for teaching literacy and numeracy to diverse learners in a variety of contexts
  2. assess and critique the effectiveness of alternative approaches to teaching literacy and numeracy in the 21st century classroom
  3. develop a professional identity as a prospective teacher of literacy and numeracy to a diverse student population
  4. design a learning plan that incorporates alternative, creative methods for teaching literacy and numeracy to diverse learners.

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject is one of four offered in the Literacy and Numeracy in Diverse Populations suite in the undergraduate Bachelor of Education course. Completing three of these subjects will provide graduates with a specialisation in this area. This subject is based on the concept that effective teaching of literacies and numeracies is a complex and multifaceted task and can be enacted in many ways. It explores and examines alternative, innovative and student-centred pedagogies for teaching literacy and numeracy in the 21st century classroom. This subject is designed to equip educators with a toolkit for engaging all students in literacy and numeracy learning to help build their literate and numerate practices in a way that relates to them. This includes providing opportunities for students to demonstrate literacy and numeracy learning in different ways, with a key focus on developing students’ creative, intercultural and critical thinking.

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  • Multimedia Presentation (40%)
  • Learning Plan & Rationale (60%)

Textbook information is pending.

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