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ED1421 - Foundations of Language and Literacies in Education

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Education

Limited offering available to RATEP students only. External offering available only to students enrolled in the ECE major.

An introduction to the theory and practice of language and literacies in education. The subject introduces concepts for discussing and analysing language and discourse, with a central emphasis on how both spoken and written texts work in social contexts. Topics include language and culture; the development of language and literacy; second language learning and classroom talk. There is also a focus on academic writing and critical approaches to media texts. This subject examines theories and practices pertaining to language acquisition, literacy teaching and learning, and oracy. It also provides 'real life' examples as a means of contextualising the theories and making these theories relevant to the world of teacher/teaching practice. The content presented in this subject bears relevance to early childhood, primary, middle and secondary schooling contexts, and to all subject areas - adopting and promoting a cross-curricula approach.

Learning Outcomes

  • analyse and comment on short transcripts of classroom talk;
  • analyse and comment on written texts;
  • apply strategies for reading, writing and analysing academic texts;
  • define key concepts related to language and literacies, language development and use and language functions;
  • describe current approaches in the fields of language, literacy and second language learning.

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures - 2 hours/week
  • 12 hours tutorials - Commence Week 2; 1 hour/week
Assessment: essays (15%); assignments (30%); group project (15%); centrally-administered final exam (40%).

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Leanne Dalley, Mrs Lorraine Cordukes.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures - 2 hours/week
  • 12 hours tutorials - Commence Week 2; 1 hour/week
Assessment: essays (15%); assignments (30%); group project (15%); centrally-administered final exam (40%).

Townsville, Study Period 2, Limited
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Face to face teaching (Online tutorial attendance at RATEP site as per schedule to be advised)
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Leanne Dalley
Lecturer: Mrs Lorraine Cordukes.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours tutorials
Assessment: essays (20%); oral presentation (15%); discussion board participation and postings (20%); centrally-administered final exam (45%).

Study Period 2, External
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: <Person not found>, Dr Andrea Lynch.
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: essays (15%); assignments (30%); group project (15%); centrally-administered final exam (40%).

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.