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ECE762 - Language and Literacy

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1 Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

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

Nil

Corequisite:

Must be enrolled in course E760.

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

3 hours per week or equivalent

Note:

You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

Topics covered in this unit include how infants, toddlers and young children develop language and literacy skills; the influence of family and community contexts on children’s acquisition of language; pedagogical strategies for addressing and promoting children’s literacy; programming for language and literacy activities; identifying and utilising appropriate resources to further language and literacy development with children birth to five years in early childhood settings.

Assessment

Task 1 10% Short answer or multiple choice quiz on key concepts

Task 2 60% Portfolio of inquiry based tasks

Task 3 30% Small group oral presentation based on research on a negotiated issue

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