- Play-based pedagogies, research approaches, and early literacy theories
- Literacy as a social practice: families, cultures, and communities
- Observing, listening, and documenting children engaged in literacy events
- Oral language: communication, music, and storytelling
- Emergent literacy: signs, markings, and writing
- Perspectives and approaches for reading and writing.
- Multiliteracies, multimodal approaches, and digital pedagogies
- Researching and designing literacy rich environments: play based learning and intentional teaching
- Analysing data to assess children's literacy learning
- Honouring diversity and engaging families
- Chat Rooms
- Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
- Embedded Multimedia
- Online assignment submission
- Standard Media
- Web links
- Online Assessment
- Resources and Links
- Audio-Video streaming
- Assignment 1 - Investigation (50%)
- Assignment 2 - Report (50%)
Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject
No eligibility requirements
No special requirements
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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