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Subject details

  • Topics
    • 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
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Web links
    • Online Materials
      • Online Assessment
      • Audio-Video streaming
      • FAQs
      • Resources and Links

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.
  • Assignment 1 - Planning Task (30%)
  • Assignment 2 - Essay (40%)
  • Assignment 3 - Presentation (30%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

No special requirements

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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