Learning Area(EC): Language & Literacy 2

Subject 483-202 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

Semester 2, - 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: Lectures and tutorials totalling 36 hours
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: 472-102 Language and Literacy Development.
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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Ms Linda Joy Gawne
Subject Overview:

This subject will focus on curriculum design and development to support children's language development and emergent literacy practices in early childhood care and education contexts. Topics will include scope and sequence of language and literacy learning in the early childhood years; the multiplicity of literacies; the role of talk in literacy teaching and learning; the central and continuing role of family and caregivers in emergent literacy learning; issues associated with early intervention in the progress of spoken and written language learning in L1 and L2 contexts in the early childhood years; approaches to planning language and literacy programs in early childhood, including immersion models, the language experience approach, and more formal or systematic models found in the early years of school. This subject will include an exploration of national and state curriculum policy and programs, including CSF11 - English, Early Years Literacy, and First Steps.

Assessment: Assignments totalling 4000 words.
Prescribed Texts: Prescribed Texts:A subject reading book will available for purchase.
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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

Information Not Available

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Early Childhood Education

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