Developing Literacy

EDU20001 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online, Wantirna

Duration

  • One Semester or equivalent
     

Contact hours

  • On-campus: 24 hours Swinburne online - Nil

2021 teaching periods

Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 1 Higher Ed. Semester 1

Dates:
1 Mar 21 - 30 May 21

Results:
6 Jul 21

Last self enrolment:
14 Mar 21

Census:
31 Mar 21

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Apr 21

Dates:
1 Mar 21 - 30 May 21

Results:
6 Jul 21

Last self enrolment:
14 Mar 21

Census:
31 Mar 21

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Apr 21

More teaching periods
Higher Ed. Semester 2 Higher Ed. Semester 2

Dates:
2 Aug 21 - 31 Oct 21

Results:
7 Dec 21

Last self enrolment:
15 Aug 21

Census:
31 Aug 21

Last withdraw without fail:
17 Sep 21

Dates:
2 Aug 21 - 31 Oct 21

Results:
7 Dec 21

Last self enrolment:
15 Aug 21

Census:
31 Aug 21

Last withdraw without fail:
17 Sep 21

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 1 Teaching Period 1

Dates:
8 Mar 21 - 6 Jun 21

Results:
29 Jun 21

Last self enrolment:
21 Mar 21

Census:
2 Apr 21

Last withdraw without fail:
23 Apr 21

Dates:
8 Mar 21 - 6 Jun 21

Results:
29 Jun 21

Last self enrolment:
21 Mar 21

Census:
2 Apr 21

Last withdraw without fail:
23 Apr 21

Teaching Period 2 Teaching Period 2

Dates:
5 Jul 21 - 3 Oct 21

Results:
26 Oct 21

Last self enrolment:
18 Jul 21

Census:
30 Jul 21

Last withdraw without fail:
20 Aug 21

Dates:
5 Jul 21 - 3 Oct 21

Results:
26 Oct 21

Last self enrolment:
18 Jul 21

Census:
30 Jul 21

Last withdraw without fail:
20 Aug 21

Teaching Period 3 Teaching Period 3

Dates:
1 Nov 21 - 6 Feb 22

Results:
1 Mar 22

Last self enrolment:
14 Nov 21

Census:
26 Nov 21

Last withdraw without fail:
24 Dec 21

Dates:
1 Nov 21 - 6 Feb 22

Results:
1 Mar 22

Last self enrolment:
14 Nov 21

Census:
26 Nov 21

Last withdraw without fail:
24 Dec 21


Corequisites

Nil

Aims and objectives

This unit familiarises pre-service teachers with literacy in early learning environments. They will consider children’s language development and how this corresponds to teaching and learning in literacy for young children. Pre-service teachers will be provided with an understanding of the ways in which children acquire skills, knowledge and attitudes relating to a wide range of literacies, enabling pre-service teachers to develop appropriate skills and strategies to support children’s development of literacy. More specifically, pre-service teachers will be introduced to the principles for teaching phonological awareness in relation to children’s reading and writing development. In addition, the concept of multiple literacies will also be covered, highlighting its presence in 21st century learning.


Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
 
1. Describe the difference between English and literacy in relation to teaching and learning.
2. Evaluate reading and writing processes and their relationship to curriculum and policy.
3. Develop and evaluate a range of learning experiences and resources to engage children in learning appropriate to their strengths, interests and needs.
4. Review and compare literacy programs and resources designed to assess children’s communication skills, particularly oral language, reading, writing, grammar skills and phonemic awareness.
5. Evaluate methods and tools that support children with a wide range of skills in literacy.
6. Develop and evaluate a range of strategies using ICT (Information, Communication and the Technology) to enhance literacy teaching.

 

Courses with unit

BA-EDECP/EDECPS Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary)
BA-EDUEC/BA-EDUEC2 Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)/SOL
BA-EDUPRI/BA-EDUPRI1 Bachelor of Education (Primary)/SOL
DP-EDU Diploma of Education Studies
AB-EDU Associate Degree of Education