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ECL210 - Multiliterate Learners in Early Years Environments

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:(For students enrolled in course E359 only)
Previously:

Language and Literacy: The Early Years

Unit chair:L Paatsch
Campus contact:

A Eyers (Burwood (Melbourne))

L Paatsch (Waurn Ponds (Geelong))

T Redpath (Warrnambool)

Prerequisite:

Students must pass at least 5 units at first year before progressing to second year level.

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with: ECL200 or ELE123 Primary Language Education 1
Contact hours: 3 contact hours per week - combination of classes, seminars and University and field-based experiences.
Note:

Content

This is the second in a four-unit sequence within the BEd (Primary) degree designed to prepare primary school teachers of literacy and English in the information age. This unit examines the development of listening, speaking, reading and writing/creating print, digital and multimodal texts in the early years of schooling (Prep-2). Through fieldwork in young learners’ homes and schools, and engagement with theoretical frameworks, students research the needs of diverse young literacy learners and contemporary literacy and English teaching practices in the early years of schooling. Students engage with a variety of pedagogical and assessment approaches and explore a range of literacies encountered by young learners including visual and digital literacies. Reflection on personal learning and performance is a core aspect of the unit.

Assessment

There are three assignment tasks:

1.  Engagement with an early years learner 40%

2.  Engagement with an early years teaching program 40%

3.  Group Wiki Presentation 20%

 

Prescribed texts

Hill, S., (2006) Developing Early Literacy: Assessment and Teaching. Eleanor Curtin: Prahran, VIC

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