EDUC4064

Assessing and Addressing Learning Difficulties

10 Units

This course aims to develop an understanding of the literacy and numeracy needs of students in both primary and secondary settings, as well as specific assessment and intervention approaches that can be implemented to meet those needs. Key components of literacy and numeracy competence as well as typical delays and difficulties in these components will be addressed.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education
Availability Semester 1 - 2018 (Ourimbah)
Winter - 2018 (Callaghan)
Winter - 2018 (Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst)
Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the essential skills underlying literacy and numeracy competency
  2. Demonstrate the capacity to conduct a range of assessments to identify problems in literacy and numeracy
  3. Draw upon a range of resources to develop instructional approaches to meet those specific learning needs
  4. Attain knowledge of strategies, resources and services to support students with learning difficulties
Content

Literacy skills

  1. Assessment, planning and intervention approaches
  2. Phonological processes
  3. Word identification, fluency and reading comprehension strategies
  4. Difficulties in spelling and writing

Numeracy skills

  1. Assessment, planning and intervention approaches
  2. Basic number skills
  3. Problem solving skills
  4. Functional numeracy
Assumed Knowledge Knowledge associated with the successful completion of 270 units of study in the undergraduate teacher education program.
Assessment Items
  • Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case Studies
  • Written Assignment: Essays/Written Assignments
  • Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case Scenario/PBL Exercises

Contact Hours

Callaghan, Ourimbah and Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 16 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 16 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for EDUC4064
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