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.
Foundations of Literacy is designed to help you develop your knowledge and skills for the teaching of Literacy in secondary classrooms. With a focus on the nature of Literacy in Australia, and contributing to evidencing for how you will meet the relevant focus areas of the Graduate Teacher Standards (AITSL, 2014), this unit will reveal the vital role language and literacy plays in the learning process across the curriculum. You will explore Literacy throughout curriculum documents and the requirements of their implementation across different discipline areas, and contribute evidence of your capability to your portfolio. Explorations of Literacy will be related to current theories of language development and acquisition, their impact on teaching and learning, and the literacy demands/requirements of the teaching profession.
|Unit name||Literacy in Secondary School|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
|Coordinator||Ms Emma Rutherford Vale|
|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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- Articulate knowledge of current theoretical approaches to literacy
- Critique and reflect on personal literacy skills.
- Demonstrate understanding of the literacy conventions and demands associated with particular curriculum areas.
- Identify appropriate texts and create literacy strategies for specific educational contexts.
- Exemplify academic and information literacy skills.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
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2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.
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|Assessment||Test (10%)|Assignment (40%)|Assignment (50%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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