Literacy and Numeracy Across the Curriculum

EDU20022 12.5 Credit Points per subject

Duration

  • One Semester or equivalent
     
    This unit will be delivered on-line in Semester 2 2020. 

Contact hours

  • 24 Hours

2020 teaching periods

Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 2

Dates:
3 Aug 20 - 1 Nov 20

Results:
8 Dec 20

Last self enrolment:
16 Aug 20

Census:
31 Aug 20


Prerequisites

EDU10023 - Professional Experience 1

Aims and objectives

This unit provides pre-service teachers with a range of skills and understandings related to literacy and numeracy that are now a standard component of the contemporary curriculum environment in Australian schools. By engaging in student-directed inquiry into their chosen subject areas, pre-service teachers will develop and articulate understanding of the literacy and numeracy demands and conventions of these areas, and plan for literacy and numeracy development within their subject teaching. This learning will be further developed through group responses to scenarios, reinforcing the position that all teachers are teachers of literacy and numeracy, regardless of their teaching specialisation and context.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Analyse the teaching of literacy and numeracy and their application across disciplines.
2. Differentiate between formal and informal numeracy and literacy learning and thinking.
3. Construct processes and experiences that develop literacy and numeracy capabilities within and beyond disciplinary areas.
4. Evaluate understanding of the literacy and numeracy conventions and demands associated with particular curriculum areas.
5. Design effective communication, using a range of media as appropriate, for specific educational purposes.

Courses with unit

BA-EDUSEC Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
BB-EDSBUS Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Business
BB-EDSSC Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Science
BB-EDSART Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Arts
BB-EDSART1 Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Arts