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- Historical foundations of education worldwide, particularly as related to literacy and numeracy. Does our current curriculum and methods adequately prepare our students for the literacy and numeracy demands of today’s world?
- Exploring the literacy and numeracy needs of Australian citizens today. How has education in Australia evolved to meet the needs of society? Why is it important to be fluent in words and numbers?
- Examining curriculum and standards in Australian schools and internationally.
- How does culture and family values influence learning in numeracy and literacy?
- How does gender and environment influence learning in numeracy and literacy?
- Differentiation- supporting numeracy and literacy learning through a strength based model.
- Supporting numeracy and literacy across the curriculum with effective teaching strategies.
- Planning instruction through universal design.
- Adapting curriculum to promote effective numeracy and literacy understanding.
- Effective methods of collaboration across disciplines to support literacy and numeracy learning for diverse populations.
- Promoting self-directed learners in literacy and numeracy through effective study skills
- Learning for the real world- promoting students’ literacy and numeracy appreciation, supporting student transitions to vocational or post graduate settings
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- Chat Rooms
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
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- Audio-Video streaming
- Online Assessment
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This subject is one of three in a suite of undergraduate Option subjects designed to prepare Initial Teacher Educators (ITE) to specialise in the teaching of Literacy and Numeracy in diverse populations. Completing three of these subjects will provide graduates with a specialisation in this area. This subject introduces literacy and numeracy as dynamic and evolving concepts and understood by individuals with a variety of learning strengths and difficulties within their particular social, cultural and historical experiences. Students will explore literacy and numeracy conventions and demands across the entire curriculum, not limited to only English and Mathematics. Students will begin to develop an awareness of the need for teachers to support opportunities for literacy and numeracy development holistically.
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- Essay (25%)
- Lesson Plan (50%)
- Multimedia presentation (25%)
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