Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:July, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 24 hours contact |
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours commitment. Attendance at all classes (tutorial/seminars/practical classes/lectures/labs) is obligatory. Failure to attend 80% of classes will normally result in failure in the subject.
|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 Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
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CoordinatorDr Pam Macintyre, Dr Paul Molyneux
ContactEducation Student Centre
|Subject Overview:||This subject will explore theoretical perspectives and the practical classroom implications of effective reading instruction in the middle years of school. A range of print-based , electronic and multimodal texts will be analysed to illuminate the challenges faced by students when attempting to comprehend, use and critique the range of they encounter in the middle years of schooling. An investigation of instructional arrangements to maximise student engagement with, comprehension of, and creativity around complex texts will also be undertaken.|
|Objectives:||On completion of the subject students will be able to: |
|Assessment:||Two assessment tasks equivalent to 5,000 words |
Assignment 1: A literature review exploring key theoretical perspectives around teaching reading in the middle years of school (2, 000 words) due half way through the subject (40 per cent)
Assignment 2: An analysis of three texts (one fiction, one non-fiction, one electronic) which identifies the supports and challenges each pose for the reader. A program outlining the pedagogical opportunities that one of these texts provides for constructive and critical engagement (3, 000 words) due at the end of the subject (60 per cent).
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:||This subject aims to build skills in: |
|Links to further information:||www.edfac.unimelb.edu.au|
Master of Education (Stream 100B)Coursework |
Master of Education (Stream 150)
Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Middle Years Literacies)
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