Understanding Language and Literacy

EDU10002 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online, Wantirna

Duration

  • ne 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.

2021 teaching periods

Hawthorn

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

Dates:
2 Aug 21 - 31 Oct 21

Results:
7 Dec 21

Last self enrolment:
15 Aug 21

Census:
31 Aug 21

More teaching periods

Swinburne Online

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

Dates:
5 Jul 21 - 3 Oct 21

Results:
26 Oct 21

Last self enrolment:
18 Jul 21

Census:
30 Jul 21

Teaching Period 3 Teaching Period 3

Dates:
8 Nov 21 - 13 Feb 22

Results:
8 Mar 22

Last self enrolment:
21 Nov 21

Census:
3 Dec 21

Last withdraw without fail:
31 Dec 21

Dates:
8 Nov 21 - 13 Feb 22

Results:
8 Mar 22

Last self enrolment:
21 Nov 21

Census:
3 Dec 21

Last withdraw without fail:
31 Dec 21


Prerequisites

Nil

Corequisites

Nil

Aims and objectives

This unit helps pre-service teachers understand the meaning of language and literacy. It introduces pre-service teachers to theories and understandings of the development of language and literacy, provides pre-service teachers with opportunities to explore learning experiences, activities and strategies for developing children’s oral language. In this unit pre-service teachers examine culture and home language and develop strategies for teaching children whose home language is a language other than English.

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