Literacy centres on effectively communicating in ways that are appropriate to the discipline, audience and purpose. In a world which is increasingly multimodal and digital, literacy also involves communicating with others using ICTs, multimedia, video, music and other forms appropriate to particular discipline areas. In this unit, you will learn about theories of language and literacy in terms of their implications for teaching and learning, and the literacy demands of various curriculum areas. You will also demonstrate your knowledge of literacy as a cross-curriculum priority in the Australian Curriculum, which is why all teachers are now considered teachers of literacy.
|Unit name||Foundations of Literacy|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
|Coordinator||Doctor Damon Thomas|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Demonstrate basic technology skills by creating, manipulating and sharing drawn and digital files.
- Evaluate designed artefacts and demonstrate knowledge of the historical, cultural and social embeddedness of technologies through object selection and research.
- Identify a range of pedagogical approaches, and evaluate resources appropriate for design and technology teaching and learning.
- Consolidate understanding of integration of cross-curriculum components through the development of an integrated learning plan and design challenge.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
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|Assessment||Journal (10%)|Infographic (45%)|Assignment (45%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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