Understanding Language and Literacy

EDU10002 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online, Wantirna

Duration

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

Contact hours

  • On-campus Blended mode: 24 hours Face to face Swinburne online - Nil

2020 teaching periods

Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 2 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

Dates:
3 Aug 20 - 1 Nov 20

Results:
8 Dec 20

Last self enrolment:
16 Aug 20

Census:
31 Aug 20

More teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2 Teaching Period 2

Dates:
6 Jul 20 - 4 Oct 20

Results:
27 Oct 20

Last self enrolment:
19 Jul 20

Census:
31 Jul 20

Dates:
6 Jul 20 - 4 Oct 20

Results:
27 Oct 20

Last self enrolment:
19 Jul 20

Census:
31 Jul 20

Teaching Period 3 Teaching Period 3

Dates:
2 Nov 20 - 7 Feb 21

Results:
2 Mar 21

Last self enrolment:
15 Nov 20

Census:
27 Nov 20

Dates:
2 Nov 20 - 7 Feb 21

Results:
2 Mar 21

Last self enrolment:
15 Nov 20

Census:
27 Nov 20


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.

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.