Pre-requisites

ES610 Primary English
ES611 Primary Mathematics

Co-requisites

None.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, the student will be able to:

Unit Description

In this unit, you will engage with 21st Century cross-curricula literacy learning needs of students through: an analysis of the Victorian Curriculum F-10 and the Language, Literature and Literacy strands of the Australian Curriculum (English); growing understandings about how literacy and language develop; policy documents and school processes; and through engagement with contemporary literacy learning theories and pedagogies required for improving literacy teaching and learning. The unit also covers Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and languages that need to be considered in the context of literacy teaching and learning, as well as Christian perspectives on literacy development and learning. You will also appreciate and develop ways to integrate the state and national curriculum’s general capabilities and cross-curriculum priorities.

Through the unit pre-service teachers will examine a range of strategies for assessing children’s literacy proficiencies. The unit covers the knowledge, skills and understanding required to analyse assessment data, determine children’s proficiencies and learning needs, and plan differentiated learning goals. You will develop the skills to design inclusive learning programs where all learners can acquire literacy skills and practices needed for successful learning and for participating effectively in society, including students with learning difficulties or EAL/D, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, and gifted and talented students, especially those labelled ‘at-risk’. The unit covers appropriate pedagogies, teaching strategies and resources, including ICT, to support literacy learning which you will apply to plan responses to students’ numeracy needs. Further to teachers’ practices, you will recognise the role of parents/carers in progressing students’ literacy and will develop strategies to support their engagement.

Over the course of this unit you will create an annotated resource list of high quality, culturally sensitive literacy texts representing a variety of genres (big books, picture books and multimedia texts) to be used in the classroom to develop students’ literacy learning across the curriculum in the Primary years.

Through engagement with this subject, you will improve your standards of personal literacy in the context of tertiary studies and primary school teaching.

Topics

Teaching Strategies


Unit offerings

Face to face: Semester 2, 2023
Face to face: Semester 2, 2020; Semester 2, 2021; Semester 2, 2022; Semester 2, 2023, and Semester 2, 2024

Please note

The Unit Offerings listed above are a guide only and the timetable for any year is the final authority. The College may vary offerings based on demand or other conditions.

This unit may be available in different modes of delivery i.e. online and face-to-face as listed above. The unit content will not differ between these modes of delivery. There will possibly be a difference in the schedule and/or the prescribed assessment tasks, however both will cover and assess the same content.