This unit introduces you to pedagogies appropriate for supporting the learning of literacy in classrooms. Opportunities are provided for you to develop your personal literacy skills and identify where these skills can be applied in the context of education support. Through this unit you will develop an understanding of appropriate pedagogies for individualising literacy development, along with the theoretical underpinnings of how children learn in and through literacy. You will deepen your own content knowledge, along with assessing children’s literacy thinking using work samples and practical classroom examples.
|Unit name||Foundations of Literacy Support|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
|Coordinator||Mrs Anna Thomas|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- identify strengths and weaknesses in your literacy skills, and evaluate evidence of your own learning.
- reflect on your current skills and knowledge in relation to literacy support work.
- articulate learners language and literacy development and discuss the consequences of this development in literacy support work.
- describe key concepts and essential knowledge with regard to literacy support in Australian educational contexts.
|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||Plan (40%)|Plan (40%)|Essay (20%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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