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ED1421 - Foundations of Language and Literacy in Education

Credit points: 3
Year: 2022
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

Townsville Mixed attendance available only to RATEP students. SP1/2 External available only to External ECE students. JCU Online campus mode is available only to Online B Ed ECE and primary students enrolled in the carousel offering.

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.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination - In class - (40%) - Individual
  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (20%) - Individual
  • Written > Essay (including multi-draft) 1 - (40%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Satisfactory performance in literacy. Complete consecutive 5 day Placement, submit a Satisfactory grading - Minimum Developing Adequately in all descriptors on the Professional Experience Report is required to pass the subject. Attendance at Professional Experience Workshops is an essential component of the Work Integrated Learning Program. If repeating the subject, the reattempt at all subject assessment including the Placement is a requirement.


Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 24-Mar-2022
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Leanne Dalley
Lecturer: Ms Janette King.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 12 hours workshops
  • 12 hours online content
  • 3 hours placement
  • 5 days professional Experience
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Study Period 52, Internal
Census Date 04-Aug-2022
Lecturer: Ms Amanda Owles.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 20 hours workshops
  • 10 hours online content
  • 3 hours placement
  • 5 days professional Experience
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 24-Mar-2022
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Leanne Dalley
Lecturers: Ms Janette King, Miss Trisha Telford.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 12 hours workshops
  • 12 hours online content
  • 3 hours placement
  • 5 days professional Experience
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Study Period 1, Mixed attendance
Census Date 24-Mar-2022
Face to face teaching (Online collaborate tutorial attendance at RATEP Sites within the Study Period dates as scheduled)
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Leanne Dalley
Lecturers: Ms Janette King, Miss Trisha Telford.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 12 hours online collaboration sessions
  • 12 hours online content
  • 3 hours placement
  • 5 days professional Experience
  • assessment and self-directed study
Restrictions: Enrolment in this offering is restricted.

JCU Online, Study Period 83, External
Census Date 19-May-2022
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Leanne Dalley
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 7 hours online collaboration sessions
  • 7 hours online content
  • 3 hours placement
  • 5 days professional Experience
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Restrictions: Enrolment in this offering is restricted.

Study Period 1, External
Census Date 24-Mar-2022
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Leanne Dalley
Lecturers: Ms Janette King, Miss Trisha Telford.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 12 hours - Online Activities
  • 12 hours online content
  • 3 hours placement
  • 5 days professional Experience
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Restrictions: Enrolment in this offering is restricted.

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