EDUC6263

Psychology of Reading and Writing and Educational Practice

10 Units

This course explores a range of theories to explain how reading and writing develop. The course will encourage students to challenge a number of popular perspectives and consider the implications for practice.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education
Availability

Not currently offered

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Develop a critical understanding of theories of literacy acquisition;
  2. Explore their instructional implications; and
  3. Apply their understanding of literacy development to assess literacy issues and design a programme tailored to the individual students’ needs in an educational context.
Content

The following list indicates indicative course content:
Theories of literacy acquisition and development
Critiquing theories of literacy development
Diversity in development of reading and writing literacy
Approaches to reading and writing instruction and promoting reading and writing development

Assessment Items
  • Online Learning Activity: On-line Discussion
  • Literature Review: Literature Review
  • Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case Study
Contact Hours
  • Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term (Distance students are expected to engage in Online Learning activities for the equivalent of 2 hours per week for the full term.)
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for EDUC6263

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