Literacy and Numeracy across the Curriculum
Examine literacy and numeracy as evolving, cultural and historical concepts rather than a finite set of skills. Learn how to prepare lesson plans that address the literacy and numeracy demands within your chosen major teaching area.
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- 29 May 2023
- 27 Nov 2023
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- research and explain contemporary literacy and numeracy theories, pedagogies and practices
- examine the literacy and numeracy demands and conventions across and within the curriculum
- evaluate and recommend a variety of teaching and learning strategies, including ICT, for numeracy and literacy within disciplines
- use discipline-specific literacy and numeracy research and models to address the literacy and numeracy demands within a selected learning area
- What does it mean to be literate and numerate?
- Contemporary literacy theories, pedagogies and practices Exploring mathematical literacy and multiliteracies
- Discipline specific literacies and numeracies
- Literacy and Numeracy as a General Capability in the Australian Curriculum
- Critical and creative literacy and numeracy across the curriculum
- Literacies and numeracies in the digital domain
- Planning and assessing literacy and numeracy across the curriculum
- Consolidating and reflecting on personal literacy and numeracy
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- Other requirements -
Access to Microsoft Office or a unit approved alternative, access to video creation and editing software.
This subject examines literacy and numeracy as a dynamic, evolving, social, and cultural construct. It focuses on identifying and understanding the literacy and numeracy demands and conventions in all learning areas, predominantly in subjects other than English and Mathematics. This is accomplished by developing an awareness of opportunities for the planning and application of disciplinary and critical literacy and numeracy skills across the curriculum.
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- Series of lesson plans addressing literacy and numeracy in a specific discipline (50%)
- Critical analysis using a disciplinary literacy and numeracy approach (50%)
For textbook details check your university's handbook, website or learning management system (LMS).