EPL746 - Primary Literacy

Year:

2021 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Cloud (online), CBD*

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

Students commencing in 2020 must be enrolled in course E762, E764, E765

Campus contact:

Kirsten Hutchison (Burwood (Melbourne))

Maria Nicholas (Cloud (online))

Prerequisite:

Students commencing course E762, E764, E765 in 2020, must have passed 2 units from EEE754, EEE755, EEE756, EPR721, EPR751, EPR771

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

EEL745

Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

Time engaging in learning activities is expected to total a combined equivalent of 8-10 hours per week.

This includes engagement with online course materials, responses to tasks, independent study, 1 x 1-hour online class per week (recordings provided), and six 2-hour seminars.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Time engaging in learning activities is expected to total a combined equivalent of 8-10 hours per week.

This includes engagement with online course materials, responses to tasks and independent study. Online engagement includes 1 x 1-hour online class per week (recordings provided), and six 2-hour online seminars offered fortnightly (recordings provided), so you can manage your online learning around placement teaching weeks.

Note:

*CBD refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute; Community Based Delivery

Content

This unit emphasises the concurrent development of teaching capacities and theoretical understandings, drawing on contemporary knowledge about the diversity of students learning needs and the teaching and learning of new and traditional literacies.

It explores the stages and dimensions of reading and writing development and assessment in the early and middle years, including word identification strategies, cueing systems and the development of spelling, grammar and punctuation knowledge.

A range of approaches to literacy teaching and programming are introduced and participants become familiar with the processes of lesson planning, reflection and assessment of learning within Victorian and other relevant national and international curriculum frameworks. Core materials engage students with current debates and issues in the teaching of literacy, language and literacy and explore teaching strategies and resources.

Core materials and assessment tasks emphasise the importance of research informed teaching and building on the diverse types of knowledge about literacy that students bring to school from their homes and communities.

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