EDUC6741

Literacies, Language and Learning

10 Units

This course will explore language as a social practice and its significance in learning and development. Students will analyse the literacy demands of different subject areas, and learn strategies for assessing and teaching reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing and representing in the secondary classroom. Attention will also be given to specific strategies to address intercultural competence, and cater for the learning needs of multilingual students or students who require additional language and literacy support.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education
Availability Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan Campus)
Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Identify the literacy demands of different subject areas in Secondary school contexts;
  2. Understand language as a social practice and its significance in student learning and development;
  3. Employ strategies for teaching reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing and representing in the Secondary classroom;
  4. Employ strategies for assessing reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing and representing in the Secondary classroom;
  5. Apply strategies to cater for the learning needs of students for whom English is a second language; and
  6. Apply strategies to cater for the needs of students who require additional language and literacy support.
Content
  • Literacy and language as a social practice.
  • Literacy and language development.
  • Literacy demands of different subject areas.
  • Strategies for assessing and teaching language and literacy.
  • Teaching English to multilingual students.
  • Support strategies for students with additional language and literacy needs.
Assumed Knowledge Nil.
Assessment Items
  • Written Assignment: Essays/Written Assignments
  • Written Assignment: Essays/Written Assignments
  • Written Assignment: Essays/Written Assignments
Contact Hours
  • Integrated Learning Session: for 36 hour(s) per Term Full Term
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for EDUC6741

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