Undergraduate | UNE-EDEE300-2023
Literacies and Numeracies in Context
Part of a degree
- 27 Feb 2023,
- 26 June 2023,
- 23 Oct 2023
About this subject
What you'll learn
Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- explore and consider the application of home and community literacy practices, including those of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and others from diverse backgrounds, and consider them in relation to the development of teaching, learning and assessment strategies at school (GTSD 1.3.1, 1.4.1, 2.4.1, 7.4.1);
- develop knowledge and understanding of strategies and research into engagement of students across the full range of abilities in relevant, critically challenging, curriculum-based activities to build literacy and numeracy skills (GTSD 1.2.1, 1.5.1, 2.5.1);
- build a repertoire of explicit and effective literacy and numeracy teaching strategies appropriate to relevant syllabus documents including the application of ICT and the New Literacies to engage students in their learning, evaluate teaching programs, and improve learning (GTSD 2.5.1, 2.6.1, 3.3.1, 3.4.1, 3.6.1);
- analyse student work samples to identify areas of literacy/numeracy need, provide accurate and appropriate oral and written feedback, modify teaching practice, and develop strategies for student support, including the support of students with additional learning needs (GTSD 1.5.1, 4.1.1, 5.1.1, 5.2.1, 5.4.1); and
- interpret and demonstrate knowledge of NSW or other syllabus documents that address literacy and numeracy demands, to program and plan units of work and demonstrate an understanding of the importance of a continuing focus on literacy and numeracy across all areas of the curriculum (GTSD 2.1.1, 2.2.1, 2.3.1, 2.5.1, 3.2.1).
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
Literacies and numeracies form the foundations for future learning. As a teacher in a classroom, you need to engage students from diverse backgrounds and with a range of learning needs. You will examine the literacy and numeracy demands, requirements and teaching strategies relevant to all curriculum areas. This subject provides you with conceptual frameworks to support understanding, and practical guidance to plan and deliver a program which addresses language, literacy, and numeracy in all subject areas. Special attention is given to your personal literacy and numeracy skills and your obligation to achieve and maintain the highest standards of literacy and numeracy as part of your professional practice.
Assessment 1: 1000 words. Essay. Relates to GTSD: 1.3.1, 1.4.1, 1.5.1, 2.4.1, 4.1.1, 5.1.1, 5.4.1, 7.4.1 Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 4; Assessment 2: 1000 words equivalent. Online Quizzes and forum discussion. Relates to GTSD: 1.2.1, 1.3.1, 1.4.1, 1.5.1, 2.1.1, 2.2.1, 2.3.1, 2.4.1, 2.5.1, 2.6.1, 3.2.1, 3.3.1, 3.4.1, 3.6.1, 4.1.1, 5.1.1, 5.4.1, 7.4.1 Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; Assessment 3: 2000 words. Portfolio. Relates to GTSD: 11.5.1, 2.1.1, 2.2.1, 2.3.1, 2.5.1, 2.6.1, 3.2.1, 3.3.1, 3.4.1, 3.6.1, 4.1.1, 5.1.1, 5.2.1, 5.4.1. Relates to Learning Outcomes 2, 3, 4, 5; Assessment 4: Tutorial Participation, All students must participate in topic forums as specified in subject information and assessment requirements in the Moodle site. Students not meeting this requirement will receive an NC (Compulsory Fail) grade for the subject.
- Assessment 1 - Essay (25%)
- Assessment 2 - Quizzes and forum discussion (25%)
- Assessment 3 - Portfolio (50%)
- Assessment 4 - Tutorial Participation (Pass/Fail)
For textbook details check your university's handbook, website or learning management system (LMS).
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- Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media). Headset, including microphone (highly recommended). Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware