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ALM5270 - Literacy

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Dr Julie Bradshaw


Clayton Second semester 2007 (Off-campus)


Issues of mother-tongue and second language literacy. The socio-cultural context of literacy, especially cross-cultural and gender issues. The development of literacy in the pre-school years and in the classroom context. Approaches to the teaching of reading and writing. Genre theory and the contribution of a systemic-function approach to the development of writing.


On-campus students: Research project (5000 words): 50%
Class work (oral and written, 2000 words): 50%; Off-campus students: Research project (4000 words): 40%
Two assignments (1500 words each): 30%
Open-book test (3000 words equivalent): 30%