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Developing Language and Literacy: The Middle Years
|Unit chair:||M Nelson|
M Dickins (B), L Paatsch (G), T Redpath (W)
3 contact hours per week - combination of University-based and online lectures and tutorials as well as fieldwork
This is the third 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 middle years of primary schooling (Years 3 to 6). Through fieldwork in middle years learners’ language and literacy learning environments, and engagement with theoretical frameworks, students research the needs of diverse literacy learners and contemporary literacy and English teaching practices in the middle years of schooling. Students engage with a variety of pedagogical and assessment approaches and explore a range of literacies encountered by middle years learners including visual and digital literacies. Students will also critically analyse and reflect on these approaches and range of literacies to plan effective teaching and learning programmes for middle years learners. Reflection on personal learning and performance is a core aspect of the unit
Literacy Learning Profile, 50%, 2000 words
Literature-based Plan, 50%, 2000 words
Hurdle requirement - One day of field experience. Assessing a middle years’ child’s literacy abilities. Students will be required to document these two days in their Field Day Portfolio.
Winch, G., Johnston, R., Holliday, M., Ljungdahl, L. & March, P. (2006), Literacy Reading, Writing and Children’s Literature (3rd edition), Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Victoria.
Green, D & Campbell, R (eds) (2003), Literacies and Learners, current perspectives (2nd edition), Pearson Education, Frenchs Forest, NSW.
Unit Fee Information
|Student Contribution Rate*||Student Contribution Rate**||Fee rate - Domestic Students||Fee rate - International students|
* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.