LN830.406 Introduction to Literacy


LN863.406 Literacy Theories in Minority Contexts

Learning Outcomes

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

Unit Description

This unit focuses on developing and applying practical skills used in the design and development of literacy related materials and curricula for literacy programs in minority language contexts. The development and application of the skills is strongly linked to the following well established phases and principles:

1) The phases of literacy development and the variety of materials that need to be developed to support literacy acquisition for emerging literates (both adult and child) in minority language communities.

2) Principles of integrated curriculum design for elementary literacy programs.

3) Key principles of transfer primer development – helping people transfer existing literacy skills to another language that they speak.

4) The components of appropriate training programs for literacy tutors, workshop development principles and assessment practices.

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.

Unit offerings

Face to face:

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.