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ED5871 - Language Acquisition and Reading

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

Available to Postgraduate Certificate, BEd (Professional Development) and Master of Education students.

This subject will examine the basis of language acquisition and reading from a special education perspective. The focus of the subject will be to develop appropriate strategies to effectively cater for the individual learning needs of students who are experiencing difficulties in developing competence in communication and/or literacy.

Learning Outcomes

  • be critically aware of the research literature in the area of language acquisition and reading;
  • familiarity with a range of assessment procedures, and teaching strategies that could be used to teach children with communication and/or reading difficulties;
  • ability to develop an individualised education plan which effectively caters for the educational needs of a student with communication and/or reading difficulties, and which maximises the cooperation of all people directly involved in the students program.


Study Period 2, External
Census Date 27-Aug-2015
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Paul Pagliano.
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: essays (50%); assignments (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.