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EEE754 - Language, Literacy and Learning

Unit details

Year:

2020 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online), CBD*

Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online), CBD*

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Glenn Auld
Trimester 3: Glenn Auld
Cohort rule:

Students commencing in 2020 must be enrolled in course D303, D304, E761, E762, E763, E764 or E765

Prerequisite:

D303 or D304 course students must have passed 24 credit points of study at levels 1, 2 & 3 with a minimum WAM of 60%

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

EEE752

Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the trimester 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 materials, responses to tasks, independent study and 1 x 3-hour scheduled face-to-face workshop per non-placement teaching week (approx. 6-9 weeks).

Trimester 3: Intensives at Burwood 5 x 3-hour sessions with dates to be confirmed.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

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

This includes engagement with materials, responses to tasks, regular forum posting and responding to others, scheduled synchronous online discussions and independent study during non-placement teaching weeks (approx. 6-9 weeks).

It is highly recommended that you attend scheduled synchronous discussions in CloudDeakin throughout the trimester

In-person attendance requirements:

Trimester 3: Intensives at Burwood

Students who are completing professional experience placements are not required to attend classes or scheduled synchoronous sessions during the placement.

Note:

*CBD refers to Institute of Koorie Education; Community Based Delivery

Students will be required to have a Working With Children Check

Content

This unit explores language and literacies development across the years in educational, community, and policy contexts. It also explores broad and literacy-specific theories of learning, and makes connections to practice. 

This unit will introduce preservice teachers to recent developments in literacy policy and curriculum, and make links between policy, research, theory, and practice. The unit engages with current debates in literacy education and supports students to critically engage with these ideas. It supports preservice teachers to work with students’ strengths and their home and community knowledges.

 

These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit

At the completion of this unit, successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
ULO1

Demonstrate a critical understanding of  relevant English, language, literature and literacy curriculum statements, policies, materials and programs

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
ULO2

Research learners, teachers and parents to investigate diverse language and multimodal literacies that shape learners from their home and community environments

GLO6: Self-management

GLO7: Teamwork

ULO3

Describe learners’ language and literacy preferences based on an analysis of their learning trajectories that prepare them for full participation in their social futures

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Critical thinking

ULO4

Explore and analyse pedagogical approaches that support learners’ language, reading, writing and text creation development through engaging directly with literacy teaching environments

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Critical thinking

ULO5

Discuss and critically reflect on teachers as leaders of literacy learning including identifying and planning for professional learning in relation to their own teacher and academic literacy needs, strengths and practices

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO6: Self-management

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year

Assessment

Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week

Assessment 1 (Individual) Critical reflection of personal literacy histories

2000 words or equivalent 40%

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Assessment 2 (PART 1 - Individual) An Introduction to Engaging Students with Texts - Individual report  1500 words or equivalent 30%

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Assessment 2 (PART 2 - Group) An Introduction to Engaging Students with Texts - Group synthesis and implications for teaching literacy across contexts 1500 words or equivalent 30%

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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.

Learning Resource

*Winch, G., Johnson, R. R., March, P., Ljungdahl, L., & Holliday, M. (2020). Literacy: reading, writing and children's literature (6th ed.). South Melbourne, Vic.: Oxford University Press. 

ChurchillL, R., Godhino, S., Johnson, N., Keddie, A., Letts, W., Lowe, K., McKay, J., McGill, M., Moss, J., Nagel, M., Shaw, K. and Rogers, J. (2018). Teaching: Making a Difference. 4th ed. [Melbourne]: JOHN WILEY

*The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link EEE754 
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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