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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

Objectives

This course provides students with the opportunity 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

Replacing Course(s) NA
Transition NA
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge Nil
Modes of Delivery Distance Learning : IT Based
Internal Mode
Teaching Methods Self Directed Learning
Tutorial
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Assessment Item 2 40% 2000 words Students are required to prepare a literature review to critically analyse a current literacy issue.
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Assessment Item 3 40% 2000 words Students are required to apply their understanding of literacy acquisition and development to assess the needs of an individual student to design a programme tailored to meet those needs
  • Other: (please specify) - Assessment Item 1 20% 1000 words Students will be required to respond to a selection of literacy issues identified in the current research literature
Contact Hours
  • Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components None listed
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2014 Course Timetables for EDUC6263

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