In this unit you will review the literacy crises reported in the media, and then examine two different perspectives on addressing the literacy needs of students in both vocational education and workplace settings. Your active engagement with these considerations and discussions becomes the launch pad for developing your own initial literacy teaching philosophy statement. A professional experience module that involves placement in both vocational education and school placement settings provides the opportunity to critically examine teacher planning and classroom strategy responses to the collective professional responsibility for literacy education. Professional experience is also an opportunity to see how your literacy philosophy measures up to the demands of different educational settings. Informed by this professional experience, you then critically consider and select learning strategies to embed in a lesson plan for your discipline. Experienced practitioners may wish to undertake a negotiated project to improve student literacy learning within their educational environment.
|Unit name||Literacy Strategies Within Discipline|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
|Coordinator||Doctor Nadia Ollington|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
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- International students
- Domestic students
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- critically examine current literacy issues in a range of educational contexts
- critically evaluate student literacy needs within school and vocational education contexts.
- Design teaching strategies and resources to meet student learning needs.
- Apply professional and academic standards of presentation
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- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
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|Assessment||Assignment (30%)|Assignment (70%)|
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