EDF5114 - Language and literacy in primary contexts
6 points, SCA Band 0, 0.125 EFTSL
Postgraduate Faculty of Education
Leader: Ms J Williams (Peninsula) + Dr J Rennie (Gippsland)
This unit provides students with an understanding of the role and nature of literacy in the primary school. Students will explore the interface between home and school literacy practices, within the context of culturally and linguistically diverse children, socially and economically disadvantaged families and the gendered nature of language and literacy. The multiple literacies which are embedded within these sociocultural and linguistic communities will be critiqued. Students will examine their own experiences and beliefs in relation to the theories of others. A range of appropriate pedagogical strategies will be used to develop students understanding of ways to enhance children's learning.
On completion of this unit students should:
Literacy Folio (2000 words) (50%)
3hrs per week