Learning Area(EC): Language & Literacy 3

Subject 483-302 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

Semester 1, - 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: 483-202 Learning Area (EC): Language and Literacy 2
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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Dr Janet Anne Scull
Subject Overview:

This subject will focus on curriculum design and development to support continuing movement towards independence in the use of oral language and the development of literacy practices. Topics will include the continuing role of oral language in learning; the particular demands of teaching and learning English in the primary school; a diverse range of text types that children will encounter in the prior-to-school and school years, including children's literature, visual texts, hypertexts, spoken texts; the particular needs of diverse groups in the understanding of school-based literacies, including second-language learners. This subject will include an exploration of national and state curriculum policy and programs, including CSF11 - English, the ESL Companion to the English CSF, the Early Year Program, Reading Recovery, and the Middle Years Literacy Program.

Assessment: Assignments totalling 4000 words.
Prescribed Texts: Prescribed Texts:Literacy: Reading, Writing and Children's Literature (G Winch, R Johnston, P March, L Ljungdahl & M Holliday), Melbourne. Oxford University Press, 2004
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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