LN630.306 Introduction to Literacy


LN763.306 Literacy Theories in Minority Contexts

Learning Outcomes

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

Unit Description

Exploration of key principles and processes of transfer primer development for a literacy project for emerging literates based on the examination and evaluation of various literacy theories and instructional materials. Examination of the development of appropriate training programs for literacy tutors including workshop development principles, tutor education activities and formative assessment practices. Exploration of varieties of supplementary literacy materials and activities that are suitable for different ages and genders of the emerging literates in minority languages. Discussion of curriculum planning and development issues including principles of curriculum design and integration.

Teaching Strategies

A variety of teaching methods/strategies will be used: face to face lecture sessions including discussions, case studies, group learning, reports, videos, overt instruction and PowerPoint; tutorials and lab sessions based upon simulated or real situations; guided reading; demonstrations.

The unit is also available on CD-Rom for self-directed or distance learning.

Unit offerings

SILA: Semester 2, 2021; Semester 2, 2022; Semester 2, 2023; Semester 2, 2024; Semester 2, 2025, and Semester 2, 2026 (Every Year, Semester 2)

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, regulatory requirements, continual improvement processes 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.