Subject details

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

  1. explain historical perspectives of literacy and numeracy for ATSI learners including language and identity
  2. analyse and interpret data linked to literacy and numeracy standards of ASTI learners and explore the challenges both urban and remote ATSI students face participating successfully in current national literacy and numeracy testing
  3. assess literacy and numeracy teaching and learning strategies and practices that meet the needs of ATSI students in a variety of settings and curriculum contexts
  4. devise an authentic learning task using resources that support the individual literacy and numeracy learning needs of ATSI students.

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject is one of four offered in the Literacy and Numeracy in Diverse Populations suite in the undergraduate Bachelor of Education course. Completing three of these subjects will provide graduates with a specialisation in this area. This subject has a focus on and embraces the histories, cultures, linguistic and social aspects that impact Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students’ literacy and numeracy learning in today’s classrooms. Students will examine a variety of strategies to effectively engage ATSI learners in literacy and numeracy learning with a focus on pedagogy that recognises the importance of place and community.

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  • Report (40%)
  • Multimedia Presentation (60%)

Textbook information is pending.

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