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 - 2016 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Examine evidence of boys literacy achievements and preferences
  2. Discuss range of literacies
  3. Examine approaches 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.
Assessment Items
  • Written Assignment: Examination of methods to investigate the literacy preferences, reading habits and practices of boys
  • Written Assignment: Report - Design and implement or critically analyse a multi-literacy program for a group of boys
  • Online Learning Activity: Blog Postings
Contact Hours
  • Self-Directed Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term (Equivalent 2 face to face contact hours per week.)
Timetable 2016 Course Timetables for EDUC6153
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