- Introduction to the unit
- Learning language: infants and toddlers
- Learning language: children from 3 to 5 years
- Emergent literacy (1)
- Emergent literacy (2)
- Multimodal and critical literacy
- Picture books as pedagogic texts
- Language, literacy and bilingualism
- Language, literacy and culture
- Strategies for supporting literacy development in the early years
- Authentic language and literacy assessment in the early years
- Language and literacy: difference and disability
- Reflections on learning from this unit
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Embedded Multimedia
- Online assignment submission
- Podcasting/Lecture capture
- Standard Media
- Web links
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
MAQ-ECHX600-Early Childhood Philosophy and Pedagogy , or MAQ-ECEX600
- OtherDetails -
Access to a digital camera, or mobile phone or tablet with camera capability. Basic computer tools such as Microsoft Word and Powerpoint.
This subject was previously known as ECEX823 Language and Literacy in Early Childhood.
This subject will explore what language is and how it develops in early childhood from birth to eight years of age. The relationship between language, learning and culture will be investigated. Students will consider different definitions of literacy and examine how oral language in the early years of life relates to subsequent knowledge of written, visual and aural texts. Issues to be addressed include how to create a language and literacy rich environment and the central role of adults in supporting children's language and literacy development in a range of contexts.
- Shared reading (35%)
- Language and Literacy (35%)
- Literature review (30%)
Textbook information is pending.