Draw on pedagogical theories as you develop an appreciation for the role of play in early childhood education. Establish how literacy-rich teaching environments are created and maintained. Observe and document how children learn through play.
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
research early literacy contexts and interactions through a self-generated research question and apply research processes to the design of literacy rich environments for children from diverse backgrounds
create differentiated literacy learning experiences for young children
examine the relationship between home literacy practices and early literacy learning
interpret children’s literacy learning by analysing theoretical perspectives and play-based pedagogies.
This subject examines early literacy theories and perspectives, with an emphasis on play-based pedagogies and research approaches. Pre-service teachers will create literacy-rich settings by developing a research question, designing a literacy project and documenting children’s literacy learning. The experiences and perspectives of families will be sought and the relationship between home literacy practices and early literacy learning will be investigated.
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