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ED1421 - Foundations of Language and Literacy in Education

Credit points: 03
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

Limited offering available to RATEP students only.

This subject is an introduction to concepts of language and literacy to develop personal and professional literacies for teaching across the curricula. Preservice teachers will develop their own academic and personal literacies, while developing an understanding of contemporary theories and practices about language and literacy education for children and adolescents from birth to 18 years. The subject introduces concepts of language development and language use, with an emphasis on how both spoken and written language works in diverse social and cultural contexts, specifically in home and school/pre-school contexts. Preservice teachers will develop introductory knowledge of the Australian Curriculum with a focus on the cross-curriculum literacy priority and introductory understandings of pedagogy for the teaching of reading, writing and oral language use across the curriculum. The subject develops an understanding of the oral, written and interpersonal communication skills required for interaction with diverse stakeholders in and beyond the classroom. A five day professional experience is embedded in this subject to enable observation, reflection and practical implementation of the learning in this subject.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate the standards of literacy required of the teaching profession by developing and applying strategies for reading, writing and analysing complex academic texts and oral skills for participating in classrooms and with peers;
  • Describe and explain key concepts of language and literacy development and learning, contemporary literacy curriculum frameworks and current approaches to language and literacy teaching;
  • apply knowledge of language and literacy concepts, frameworks and strategies to reflect and inform teaching, learning and interactions with diverse stakeholders in varied contexts.

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Leanne Dalley.
Contact hours:
  • 26 hours lectures - 2 hours/week
  • 13 hours tutorials
  • 2 hours workshops/Seminars - Professional Experience Briefing Week 1 and Week 6
  • 5 days professional experience
Assessment: writing task; writing task focusing on applying key concepts and their implications for teaching (40%); test focusing on introductory topics and personal literacy (20%); centrally-administered final exam (40%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Satisfactory performance in literacy. ED1421 Professional Experience Report - A "Satisfactory" grading on the ED1421 Professional Experience Report is a requirement to "Pass" this subject. Assessment on Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis.

Townsville, Limited, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Face to face teaching (Online collaborate tutorial attendance at RATEP Sites within the Study Period dates as scheduled)
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Leanne Dalley
Lecturer: Mrs Lorraine Cordukes.
Contact hours:
  • 41 hours - 39 hours Includes online collaborate tutorials, blended learning activities and recorded lectures. 2 hours online professional experience briefing Week 1 and Week 6
  • 5 days professional experience
Assessment: writing task; writing task focusing on applying key concepts and their implications for teaching (40%); test focusing on introductory topics and personal literacy (20%); centrally-administered final exam (40%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Satisfactory performance in literacy. ED1421 Professional Experience Report - A "Satisfactory" grading on the ED1421 Professional Experience Report is a requirement to "Pass" this subject. Assessment on Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis.

External, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Leanne Dalley
Lecturer: Mrs Lorraine Cordukes.
Contact hours:
  • 41 hours - 39hrs On line engagement through collaborate lectures, tutorials and on-line resources. 2hrs Professional Experience Briefing Week 1 and Week 6
  • 5 days professional experience
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: writing task; writing task focusing on applying key concepts and their implications for teaching (40%); test focusing on introductory topics and personal literacy (20%); centrally-administered final exam (40%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Satisfactory performance in literacy. ED1421 Professional Experience Report - A "Satisfactory" grading on the ED1421 Professional Experience Report is a requirement to "Pass" this subject. Assessment on Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis.

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Leanne Dalley
Lecturer: Ms Janette King.
Contact hours:
  • 26 hours lectures - 2 hours/week
  • 13 hours tutorials
  • 2 hours workshops/Seminars - Professional Experience Briefing Week 1 and Week 6
  • 5 days professional experience
Assessment: writing task; writing task focusing on applying key concepts and their implications for teaching (40%); test focusing on introductory topics and personal literacy (20%); centrally-administered final exam (40%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Satisfactory performance in literacy. ED1421 Professional Experience Report - A "Satisfactory" grading on the ED1421 Professional Experience Report is a requirement to "Pass" this subject. Assessment on Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis.

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
Census Date 11-Apr-2019
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Leanne Dalley
Lecturer: Miss Grace Lum.
Contact hours:
  • 26 hours lectures - Lectures 2 hrs per week
  • 13 hours tutorials - Tutorials 1 hr per week
  • 5 days professional experience
Assessment: writing task; writing task focusing on applying key concepts and their implications for teaching (40%); test focusing on introductory topics and personal literacy (20%); centrally-administered final exam (40%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Satisfactory performance in literacy. ED1421 Professional Experience Report - A "Satisfactory" grading on the ED1421 Professional Experience Report is a requirement to "Pass" this subject. Assessment on Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis.

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
Census Date 05-Dec-2019
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Leanne Dalley
Contact hours:
  • 26 hours lectures - Lectures 2 hrs per week
  • 13 hours tutorials - Tutorials 1 hr per week
  • 5 days professional experience
Assessment: writing task; writing task focusing on applying key concepts and their implications for teaching (40%); test focusing on introductory topics and personal literacy (20%); centrally-administered final exam (40%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Satisfactory performance in literacy. ED1421 Professional Experience Report - A "Satisfactory" grading on the ED1421 Professional Experience Report is a requirement to "Pass" this subject. Assessment on Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis.

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.