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ED1421 - Foundations of Language and Literacy in Education

Credit points: 3
Year: 2015
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

Limited offering available to RATEP students only. External offering available only to students enrolled in the BEd (Early Childhood Education)

This subject is an introduction to contemporary theories and practices about language and literacy education for children from birth to 18 years. The subject introduces concepts involved in discussing and analysing language and discourse, with a central emphasis on how both spoken and written language works 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 theories and making these relevant to the world of teaching. 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-curricular approach.

Learning Outcomes

  • apply strategies for reading, writing and analysing academic texts;
  • analyse and comment on short transcripts of classroom talk and various other texts;
  • define key concepts related to language and literacy, language development and use and language functions;
  • describe current approaches in the fields of language, literacy, and first and second language learning;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and for BEd (ECE) students the Early Years Learning Framework at an introduced level at an introduced level.

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures - 2 hours/week
  • 13 hours tutorials - Commence Week 2
Assessment: assessment tests (25%); assessment analytical writing tasks (35%); centrally-administered final exam (40%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Satisfactory performance in literacy test

JCU Singapore, Study Period 51, Internal
Census Date 09-Apr-2015
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures - Lectures 2 hrs per week
  • 13 hours tutorials - Tutorials 1 hr per week
Assessment: assessment tests (25%); assessment analytical writing tasks (35%); centrally-administered final exam (40%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Satisfactory performance in literacy test

JCU Singapore, Study Period 53, Internal
Census Date 26-Nov-2015
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturer: Miss Grace Lum.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures - Lectures 2 hrs per week
  • 13 hours tutorials - Tutorials 1 hr per week
Assessment: assessment tests (25%); assessment analytical writing tasks (35%); centrally-administered final exam (40%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Satisfactory performance in literacy test

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures - 2 hours/week
  • 13 hours tutorials - Commence Week 2
Assessment: assessment tests (25%); assessment analytical writing tasks (35%); centrally-administered final exam (40%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Satisfactory performance in literacy test

Townsville, Study Period 1, Limited
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Face to face teaching (Online tutorial attendance at RATEP site as per schedule to be advised)
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours - collaborate tutorials
Assessment: assessment tests (25%); presentation (35%); centrally-administered final exam (40%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Satisfactory performance in literacy test

Study Period 1, External
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: assessment tests (25%); assessment analytical writing tasks (35%); centrally-administered final exam (40%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Satisfactory performance in literacy test

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