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(G W-EXP, B W-EXP)
Trimester 2 (G W-EXP) E690 students only;
Trimester 3 (B W-EXP) E760 students only
(For students enrolled in course E690 and E760 only)
|Unit chair:||K Tobin|
36 hours intensive workshops
Topics to be addressed in this unit include:
• Vocational learning curriculum designs and frameworks available in the post-compulsory sector:
o Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL), Literacy and Numeracy Skills Strand
o Certificates of General Education for Adults
• Understanding the learner with literacy/numeracy skills development needs:
o factors that contribute to low literacy and numeracy levels in adolescents and young adults;
o strategies to support students with under-developed literacy and numeracy skills;
o integrating youth literacy and numeracy enhancement programs into vocational learning courses.
• A frame of reference for teachers to meet their own literacy, numeracy and technology learning needs for the teaching workplace.
Literacy and Numeracy Folio 40%
Part 1: Folio Development-Develop a personal folio of work based on the VCAL Literacy and Numeracy assessment criteria
Part 2: Analysis of Teaching Competence - Analyse your own competence in relation to teaching within the VCAL Literacy and Numeracy strand and prepare an ongoing self-education plan.
1500 – 2000 words
Literacy and Numeracy Analysis and Research 60 %
Part 1: Analysis - Analyse the literacy and/or numeracy components in selected units of work from your specialist teaching areas
Part 2: One of the following:
Research Option: Undertake a research project exploring a range of issues associated with literacy and numeracy skills in young people OR
Resource Production Option: Produce a resource which will be of value in supporting literacy and/or numeracy development among young people.
2000 – 2500 words
Victorian Qualifications Authority 2003, Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning Curriculum Planning Guide: VCAL Literacy and Numeracy Skills Strand, Victorian Qualifications Authority, Victoria.
Burnett, BM, Tait, GW, Meadmore, DA 2004, New Questions For Contemporary Teachers, Pearson Education, Frenchs Forest, Australia.
Marsh, C 2008, Becoming a Teacher, 4th edn, Pearson Education, Frenchs Forest, Australia.
Unit Fee Information
|Student Contribution Rate*||Student Contribution Rate**||Student Contribution Rate***||Fee rate - Domestic Students||Fee rate - International students|
* Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2010
** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2009
*** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2008
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.