Subject details

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

  1. evaluate a range of language and literature theories and pedagogies and explain how they can be applied to different learning contexts
  2. justify the selection of language and literature pedagogies for a particular context
  3. apply discipline knowledge, principles and concepts to create, evaluate and refine teaching programs to enhance student learning in the Primary English curriculum
  4. generate assessment strategies to monitor, measure, provide feedback and make consistent and comparable judgements of student learning in Primary Language and Literature.
    • Review and Introduction
    • Explicit and didactic literacy pedagogy
    • Authentic literacy pedagogy
    • Functional literacy pedagogy
    • Critical literacy pedagogy
    • Designing Language Literature and Literacy learning for multiliteracies, multimodality and community context - Part A
    • Designing Language Literature and Literacy learning for multiliteracies, multimodality and community context - Part B
    • Learner diversity
    • Assessment and Planning with Curriculum - Part A
    • Assessment and Planning with Curriculum - Part B
    • Short and long term planning - Using literature
    • Presentation and justification of planning documents
    • Review and Reflection
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Blog
      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Lecture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Web links
    • Online materials

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

In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:

  • CUR-PRI-MAS-2019
  • CUR-SEC-MAS-2019

Special requirements

  • OtherDetails -

    Access to Microsoft Office or a unit approved alternative, access to video creation and editing software.

This subject will explore how to teach language, literature and literacy in the primary years. The subject will encompass historical and current ‘literacies’ pedagogies and examine how they inform the design of learning programs for children.

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  • Essay (40%)
  • Presentation (60%)

Textbook information is pending.

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