The Literacy Researcher
Using a body of literature, investigate issues in language and literacy. Try to understand how the text may be more broadly understood through collaborative discussion. Evaluate English teaching theory and pedagogies for diverse communities.
Your upfront cost: $0
- 29 Aug 2022
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- select a current issue relevant to language, literacy or literature and devise an investigation in order to enhance and extend knowledge, understanding and concepts associated with the subject
- identify and synthesise relevant theories by studying a body of literature on a key issue in language, literacy and literature
- debate a chosen issue by means of peer generated, collaborative discussion demonstrating the ability of comprehend and critique concepts and theories
- critically analyse theories of English teaching and evaluate consequent pedagogies in relation to diverse communities.
- to be advised
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s)
No additional requirements
This subject begins by identifying key issues in English and engages a critical analysis of theories, pedagogies and philosophies associated with the teaching of language, literacy and literature. Individual students will select a key issue and conduct an investigation of relevant theories, pedagogies and philosophy. Individual investigations will be followed by collaborative discussion of findings with peers investigating the same issue, followed by critical analysis of thinking around the issue, culminating in the presentation of conclusions and recommendations for future practice/further research.
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- Rationale (10%)
- Exercise (40%)
- Essay (50%)
Current study term: 28 Aug 22 to 27 Nov 22
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