Subject details

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

  1. develop personal literacy skills for professional contexts and demonstrate knowledge of the theories underpinning the pedagogies of literacy
  2. evaluate personal development and confidence about language and literacy in light of personal reflections
  3. create a multimodal text and demonstrate understanding of how meaning is constructed by means of the interplay of two or more semiotic systems
  4. evaluate the functions of language in diverse contexts, as central to living and learning.
    • Introduction to Language and Literacy
    • Language: Making Meanings in Social Contexts
    • Englishes (including Aboriginal English)
    • Language and Culture
    • Understanding Oral Language
    • Language Development
    • Multiliteracies
    • Perspectives of Literacy?
    • Learning to Read
    • Children's Literature
    • Learning to Write
    • English in The Australian Curriculum and Early Years Learning Framework
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Standard Media
      • Web links
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Glossary
      • Online assignment submission
      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
    • Online materials

      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Printable format materials
      • Resources and Links

Equivalent subjects

You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject was previously known as EDC131 Language and Literacy for Teacher.

This subject provides an introduction to language, literacy and literature in the primary school, including the centrality of these strands of English to living and learning. Effective teaching of language, literacy and literature rests upon theoretical understanding and practical appreciation of the functions of language and literacy in sociocultural contexts. The modes, textual varieties, purposes and functions of English are emphasised as students develop confidence in their own professional literacy, especially in relation to writing and multimodal forms.

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  • Essay (30%)
  • Presentation (30%)
  • Exercise (40%)

Textbook information is pending.

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