Boys and Literacies

10 Units

Current information on boys and literacies in Australia and internationally will be examined. Boys' reading preferences and habits and literacy results will be investigated. The course will involve a discussion of boys learning styles in literacy and a range of reading approaches and programs will be reviewed. There will be a discussion of multi-literacies and approaches including computer literacies, visual literacies and the use of a range of technologies will be critically examined. Students will be encouraged to develop/implement strategies and programs to successfully engage boys in literacies.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education
Availability Semester 2 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)
  1. Examine evidence of boys literacy achievements and preferences
  2. Discuss range of literacies
  3. Examine apporaches and strategies to literacies that engage boys
  1. Recent national and international evidence of boys literacy achievements and preferences.
  2. Information on current definitions and scope of literacies and literacy programs and approaches
  3. Critical review of current literacy programs and approaches
  4. Case studies of programs and approaches to literacies that engage boys.
Replacing Course(s) N/A
Transition Not required
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge Nil
Modes of Delivery Distance Learning : Paper Based
Teaching Methods Self Directed Learning
Student Projects
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - 1. 45% An investigation of the reading preferences, reading habits and library borrowing practices of a group of boys. 2. 55% Design and implement or critically analyse a multi-literacy program for a group of boys.
Contact Hours
  • Self Directed Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components None listed
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for EDUC6153

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