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ED4306 - Students with Reading Difficulties

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

Available to B Ed (ECE) as a core subject and to B Ed (Primary) as a second year elective for students enrolled in the English/Literacy specialisation. JCU Online campus mode is available only to Online B Ed ECE and primary students enrolled in the carousel offering.

This subject focuses on teaching students who have difficulties with reading. Students struggle with reading for a variety of reasons, although a significant proportion of students have key issues in common. It is inappropriate to attempt the same approach for all students who have difficulty, and therefore the educators' task is to devise the most appropriate intervention for individual students. In order to approach this task, the educator requires two fundamental resources. The first is an awareness of the complexities of reading so that the task is not under-estimated and individual students are better understood. The second is knowledge of a range of assessment and core instruction techniques to inform and assist the educator in developing programs for students who are experiencing difficulties with reading. The aim of this subject is to enhance students' knowledge of the reading process, difficulties that students may experience with reading, strategies for teaching reading, and assessment of reading related skills.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate a broad and coherent understanding of research into reading difficulties encountered by students from diverse backgrounds and abilities;
  • examine and demonstrate knowledge of a range of strategies used when teaching students who are struggling with reading;
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of assessment strategies used with students who experience difficulties in learning to read.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (30%) - Individual
  • Written > Essay (including multi-draft) 1 - (40%) - Individual
  • Written > Critical appraisal/review - (30%) - Individual.
Assumed
Knowledge:
It is assumed that participants have completed ED1421 Foundations of Language and Literacy in Education.

Availabilities

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

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

  • 20 hours workshops
  • 10 hours online content
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Online, Study Period 86, External
Census Date 10-Nov-2022
Coord/Lect: Dr Kerrie Mackey-Smith.
Workload expectations:

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

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

Study Period 2, External
Census Date 25-Aug-2022
Coordinator: Dr Kerrie Mackey-Smith
Lecturer: Mrs Kate Blauw.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 8 hours - Online Activities
  • 16 hours online content
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

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.