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ED2094 - Early Childhood Language and Literacy 1

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

Compulsory for all students enrolled in Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education)

The basis of this subject is teaching young children within the subject English across the areas of speaking, listening, reading, viewing, writing and designing, with particular reference to appropriate aspects of the Australian Curriculum - English and relevant aspects of the Early Years Learning Framework and state curriculum frameworks and policies. Topics include a critique of several models of instruction which influence teaching across the language/literacy area, with a view to maximising learning opportunities for young children in today's early years learning environments while also building awareness of the teaching of English in primary school classrooms; a review of relevant aspects of children's literature; investigation of a variety of text forms; issues of language diversity and learning styles and their impact on best teaching practice; and a variety of means for assessing and reporting such learning. There is a focus on meaning and relevance within the schooling and other contexts, as the basis for selecting literacy instructional techniques and materials to be used. Consideration of the profound changes in literacy demands for young children today and the major role media and technology play are featured. Some of your learning will be developed from studies introduced ED1421 and will be built further to an assured level in ED4590. Skills you learn in planning in ED2491 will be relevant to what you apply in this subject.

Learning Outcomes

  • highlight the use of children's literature within a variety of genres, incorporating these in teaching across the five major elements of the subject English;
  • demonstrate an awareness of the diversity in young children's language backgrounds and demonstrate ways of accommodating such diversity in the educational settings;
  • use materials in motivating young learners to build new knowledges in age-appropriate ways and contexts;
  • use this knowledge to build on a personal theory of English language and literacy that will inform the future classroom praxis for the teacher, including planning, assessment and reporting strategies;
  • be familiar with the Early Years Learning Framework and Australian Curriculum English and a range of instructional models for achieving the outcomes set out for children in the early childhood and primary school years.
Assumed
Knowledge:
Lesson planning skills are assumed knowledge in this subject.
Prerequisites: 6 credit points of level 1 ED subjects including ED1421
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
ED2001 ED2092

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 27-Aug-2015
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Leanne Dalley, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 13 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: assignment - e-poster (15%); assignment - english learning experience design (35%); centrally-administered final exam (50%).

JCU Singapore, Study Period 52, Internal
Census Date 30-Jul-2015
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Leanne Dalley, <Person not found>
Lecturers: Miss Grace Lum, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours
Assessment: assignment - e-poster (15%); assignment - english learning experience design (35%); centrally-administered final exam (50%).
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 27-Aug-2015
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Leanne Dalley, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 13 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: assignment - e-poster (15%); assignment - english learning experience design (35%); centrally-administered final exam (50%).

Study Period 2, External
Census Date 27-Aug-2015
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Leanne Dalley, <Person not found>
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: assignment - e-poster (15%); assignment - english learning experience design (35%); centrally-administered final exam (50%).

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.