Learning Area (Sec) Language & Literacy

Subject 483-121 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

Parkville, on-campus.

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 hours
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: Sub-major in English (literature or literary studies) or sub-major in writing or linguistics together with a part in English (literature or literary studies). Students whose initial degree is from a University in which the language of instruction and assessment is other than English must have an IELTS score of 8.0 (no band lower than 7.0) to enrol in this subject.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

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Kristina Love
Subject Overview:

This subject will offer practical and theoretical perspectives on literacy and language studies beyond those that are covered in the English Learning Area subject. Topics will include: the teaching of knowledge about language within the secondary English program, from both a year 7-10 perspective and a VCE perspective (encompassing the teaching of the VCE subject 'English Language'); language and literacy across the curriculum; theoretical underpinnings of literacy programs; and a critical examination of a range of school-based, state-based and national literacy initiatives. Across both semesters, students will develop their own knowledge about language, examining language as a system at the phonological, lexical, syntactic, and discourse levels and looking broadly at the sociolinguistics of English in ­Australia.

Assessment: Assignments totalling 4000 words.
Prescribed Texts: Prescribed Texts:Grammar and Meaning (A Droga & S Humphrey), Target Texts, 2003
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

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