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ECE230 - Language and Literacy Development in Early Childhood

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Deakin Learning Centres

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Sarah Ohi

Prerequisite:

Must have passed 5 credit points at level 1

Corequisite:

Must be enrolled in E330

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

Trimester 2:

Burwood: Students are required to attend compulsory 3 x 3 hour intensives. Learning experiences are also via CloudDeakin

Waurn Ponds and Deakin Learning Centres: Students are required to attend compulsory 3 x 3 hour intensives. Learning experiences are also via CloudDeakin

Content

This unit aims to provide students with an in depth understanding of how language and emergent literacy develop in infants and young children. Students investigate theories and approaches to supporting early language and literacy development in children from birth to 8 years and consider their implications for practice. They also learn to assess, monitor and plan for children’s language and literacy development. Topics covered include definitions of language and literacy, the components of spoken language, language development, the role of adult-child interaction in children’s language learning, the importance of home literacy practices, accessing quality children’s literature and digital texts, storytelling, concepts about print, knowledge of the alphabet, phonemic and phonological awareness and mastering control of writing implements. Students become familiar with how to plan engaging learning experiences and provide supportive environments as a means of nurturing children’s development in these areas, with the ultimate goal being that children will become effective communicators.

Assessment

Oral language development, 50%, 2000 words

Early Literacy development, 50%, 2000 words

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