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EXC725 - Literacy and Numeracy Across the Curriculum

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

Must be enrolled in D303, D304, E760, E763 or E763T

Unit chair:

Trimester 1: Esther Loong

Trimester 3: Susie Groves

Prerequisite:

D303 and D304 students must have passed 24 credit points of study at levels 1, 2 & 3 with a minimum WAM of 60%, otherwise Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

Campus: 1 X 3 hour Seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin

Content

This unit will enable students to have a clear understanding of the nature of numeracy and literacy. It emphasises that numeracy encompasses not only mathematical concepts and skills (e.g. numerical, spatial, graphical, statistical and algebraic), but also mathematical thinking, general thinking skills, problem solving strategies and the context within which these concepts and skills are to be applied. It features language and literacy as social constructs and addresses theories of reading and writing processes; oral language and its importance in learning; teacher talk and its role in student learning; and second language learning and the second language learner.

Teaching, learning and assessment materials from a literacy and numeracy perspective will be critically evaluated, including an examination of the language of texts and genres across different curriculum areas. Students will develop teaching strategies to discern and respond to the inherent literacy and numeracy demands and opportunities across the curriculum.

In addition, students will also identify and address the numeracy and literacy demands on teachers in their professional lives in areas such as planning, timetabling, assessment and reporting, and their role in developing a whole school approach to literacy and numeracy.

Assessment

An online learning portfolio consisting of a number of written pieces in response to tasks detailed on the CloudDeakin site, 3000 words, 60%

 

A cross-curriculum group development and online presentation of a Whole School Literacy and Numeracy Action Plan, equivalent to 2000 words, 40%

Unit Fee Information

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