Developing Literacy

EDU20001 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online, Wantirna Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students

Duration

  • One Semester or equivalent
     

Contact hours

  • On-campus: 12 hours + Blended Swinburne online - Nil

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.

2023 teaching periods

Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 1
Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 2

Dates:
27 Feb 23 - 28 May 23

Results:
4 Jul 23

Last self enrolment:
12 Mar 23

Census:
31 Mar 23

Last withdraw without fail:
14 Apr 23

Dates:
31 Jul 23 - 29 Oct 23

Results:
5 Dec 23

Last self enrolment:
13 Aug 23

Census:
31 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Sep 23

More teaching periods
Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 1
Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 3

Dates:
13 Mar 23 - 11 Jun 23

Results:
4 Jul 23

Last self enrolment:
26 Mar 23

Census:
7 Apr 23

Last withdraw without fail:
28 Apr 23

Dates:
6 Nov 23 - 11 Feb 24

Results:
5 Mar 24

Last self enrolment:
19 Nov 23

Census:
1 Dec 23

Last withdraw without fail:
29 Dec 23


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.


Unit learning Outcomes: 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