Courses & Units

Foundations of Literacy: Teaching & Reading EMT511

Hobart

Note:

Minimum enrolment number of 12 applies to this offering. Should enrolments not reach the minimum number required for on-campus study, students may be transferred to the on-line offering and advised of this change before semester commences.

Introduction

This unit is designed to provoke curiosity about how language works, ignite passions about English and introduce the beginnings of critical thinking about texts and their role in culture and society. This unit will introduce you to the foundations of English by covering the three strands of the Australian Curriculum English: Language, Literacy, and Literature, with a major focus on the Language strand. You will develop understandings of the nature and development of language and broaden your knowledge about functional approaches to written language. An emphasis of study will be on notions of socio-cultural contexts and their impact on the ways different text types or genres construct meanings; the manner in which texts vary with respect to field, tenor and mode, and the relationship of these three metafunctions of language. This unit will provide you with the foundation to the discipline of English.

Summary

Unit name Foundations of Literacy: Teaching & Reading
Unit code EMT511
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Education
Discipline Education
Teaching staff

Dr Belinda Hopwood

Level Postgraduate

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 23/2/2015 23/3/2015 13/4/2015 29/5/2015

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2015 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2015 will be available from the 1st October 2014.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2015: $769.00 2015: $1,812.00 070105

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Face to face: Online lectures, 2 hrs tutorial x 13 weeks.

Online: Fully online with weekly readings and activities

Assessment

100% Internal Assessment

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Flexible Study Options

This unit is available face to face on Hobart Campus only and fully online via distance enrolment

Textbooks

Required

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