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ED4590 - Early Childhood Language and Literacy 2

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

Available to students enrolled in the BEd Early Childhood Major and BEd (Professional Development) Early Childhood Major.

This subject explores how to plan, implement and evaluate pedagogies at an advanced level for the early years in the curriculum area of English. Core content comprises the examination and evaluation of current national and state English curriculum frameworks (birth to Year 3) and how to plan for and implement effective teaching and learning in English language, literature and literacy for diverse learners. The subject aims to equip pre-service teachers nearing completion of their program with the knowledge, skills and dispositions to be highly proficient teachers of English to diverse learners in the early years.

Learning Outcomes

  • identify and provide a range of responses to issues of access and equity that relate to teaching English language, literature and literacy in the early years;
  • demonstrate confidence and skills in planning and assessing English for diverse learners;
  • know how to plan for and implement the integration of English literacy across curriculum areas in the early years;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the Early Years Learning Framework and the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at an assured level;
  • show a sound conceptual knowledge of pedagogic principles and practices within contemporary curriculum frameworks (birth to Year 3) for English.
Prerequisites: ED3488


Study Period 1, External
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
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Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: essays (20%); resource portfolio and planning folder (50%); centrally-administered final exam (30%).

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