2020 unit information
Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.
Last updated: 2 June 2020
Students enrolled in course E330 BEd (EYs) must complete prerequisite units ECE230 and ECE330
Students enrolled in course E359 BEd (Prim) must complete prerequisite unit ECL210 and 1 from ALM101 or ALL230
Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin
This unit aims to develop an understanding of the impact of cultures, cultural identities and diversity on language and literacy teaching and learning. Participants explore diverse texts including digital and print Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, migration and other cultural narratives, poems, songs, films, websites, etc. Participants will become familiar with a range of curriculum documents and policy documents related to diversity, language and literacy and will use these to inform teaching practice. Pedagogical approaches that support language and literacy learning and development of intercultural understanding in diverse primary classrooms will be explored.
Specifically this unit includes:
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit
At the completion of this unit, successful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities in the areas of language, literature and literacy
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
Demonstrate knowledge of intercultural understanding through language, literature and literacy
GLO8: Global citizenship
Demonstrate knowledge about and capacity to curate print and digital resources for language and literacy teaching in diverse contexts
GLO4: Critical thinking
Analyse and use of curriculum policy documents that inform the teaching of language, literature, literacy as they intersect with general capabilities and cross curriculum priorities
Explore pedagogical approaches that support self-understanding and intercultural exchange between literacy learners from a wide range of cultural, socioeconomic and gender backgrounds
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
Assessment 1 - Interview with a primary school teacher and textual audit of resources for a literacy unit
Assessment 2 - Planning and teaching for diversity
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link ECL351 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list.
Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.
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