Understanding Language and Literacy

EDU10002 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online, Wantirna Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students

Duration

  • One Semester or equivalent
     

Contact hours

  • 12 hours face to face plus blended

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

2022 teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2

Dates:
11 Jul 22 - 9 Oct 22

Results:
1 Nov 22

Last self enrolment:
24 Jul 22

Census:
5 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
26 Aug 22

More teaching periods
Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 2

Dates:
1 Aug 22 - 30 Oct 22

Results:
6 Dec 22

Last self enrolment:
14 Aug 22

Census:
31 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Sep 22

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 3

Dates:
7 Nov 22 - 5 Feb 23

Results:
28 Feb 23

Last self enrolment:
20 Nov 22

Census:
2 Dec 22

Last withdraw without fail:
23 Dec 22


Prerequisites

Nil

Corequisites

Nil

Aims and objectives

This unit will help pre-service teachers to understand the development of language and literacy skills for children in the early years (from birth to eight years of age), and the implications that it will have on planning, teaching and learning. The unit introduces pre-service teachers to a range of theoretical perspectives that underpins the development of language and literacy. Pre-service teachers will explore learning environments, experiences, activities and strategies for developing children’s oral language in different settings with links made to relevant guiding curriculum documents. In addition, pre-service teachers will examine culture and home language, develop strategies for teaching children learning English as a second language, and explore the concept of parent-educator partnerships.

Unit Learning Outcomes: Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
 
1. Explain children’s language development drawing on relevant theories
2. Describe key concepts with regard to language and literacy in Australian education contexts
3. Identify the implications of culture and home language for learning and teaching
4. Demonstrate appropriate personal literacy skills