Introducing Language, Literacy and Literature for Educators
Develop confidence in your academic and professional literacy. To teach language, you’ll need to understand the role and value of language in communities. You’ll also need solid personal literacy skills—essential for academic writing and referencing.
Enrolments for this year have closed. Keep exploring subjects.
Start your career with Curtin’s globally recognised courses and extensive industry connections. Through OUA, our online courses offer an interactive and collaborative learning experience that gets you the same degree as if you studied on campus. Curtin is a global university with a vibrant culture of innovation and collaboration and is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide.
QS RANKING 2020
Times Higher Education Ranking 2020
At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- develop personal literacy skills for professional contexts and demonstrate knowledge of the theories underpinning the pedagogies of literacy
- evaluate personal development and confidence about language and literacy in light of personal reflections
- create a multimodal text and demonstrate understanding of how meaning is constructed by means of the interplay of two or more semiotic systems
- evaluate the functions of language in diverse contexts, as central to living and learning.
- English: the world in a language
- Language and literature: Making Meanings in Social Contexts: Culture and Power
- Talking together – collaboration and peergroup ‘interthinking’
- Literacy and Multiliteracies
- Multimodality: Diverse ways of meaning; Exploring multimodal texts
- Early writing
- Developing writing
- Grammar and writing
- Spelling, word detectives and writing
- Writing: The critical friend, editing, polishing and shaping
- • A Community of Voices – sharing and reflecting on our work as writers and as teachers of writing
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
- CUR-EDC131-Language and Literacy for Teachers
- CUR-EDC121-Introducing Language, Literacy and Literature for Educators
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or enrol in the following subject(s) to study at the same time or prior to this subject:
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.
Please Note: If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University subject you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your subject grades will be withheld.
Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.
- Essay (30%)
- Presentation (30%)
- Exercise (40%)