Language and Literacy in Early Childhood
Inquire what language is and how it develops in early childhood from 0-8 years. Understand the relationship between oral language, adult-child interaction, and formulate pedagogical strategies for children from diverse cultural backgrounds.
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- 24 Jul 2023
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On successful completion of this subject, you will be able to:
- Use appropriate metalanguage when analysing language structure and function
- Apply knowledge of the relationship between oral language, adult-child interaction and literacy development.
- Critically evaluate early childhood settings in terms of language and literacy development
- Employ and develop pedagogical strategies for promoting language and literacy development.
- Use peer reviewed research to justify decision making.
- Use academic language appropriately to express ideas and arguments .
- A week-by-week guide to the topics in this unit will be provided in the study materials.
You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
- MAQ-ECHX823-Language and Literacy in Early Childhood (No longer available)
- MAQ-ECEX823 (Not currently available)
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:one of
- MAQ-ECHX6000-Early Childhood Philosophy and Pedagogy
- MAQ-ECHX600-Early Childhood Philosophy and Pedagogy (No longer available)
- MAQ-ECEX600 (Not currently available)
NCCW (pre-2020 units) ECED823, ECED880, ECEX823, ECHX823 NCCW ECHE8230 Language and Literacy in Early Childhood
- Other requirements -
Access to a digital camera, or mobile phone or tablet with camera capability. Basic computer tools such as Microsoft Word and Powerpoint.
Students who have an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion under Macquarie University's Academic Progression Policy are not permitted to enrol in OUA units offered by Macquarie University. Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.
This subject was previously known as ECHX823 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 (50%)
- Fostering infant-toddler lanague and literacy in ECEC settings (50%)
Current study term: 23 Jul 23 to 05 Nov 23
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