Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:February, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 40 hours |
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours total 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.This subject is only available to students sponsored by the Catholic Education Office Melbourne.
|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 John Munro
ContactEducation Student Centre
|Subject Overview:||This subject uses contemporary research in oral language acquisition to develop frameworks that primary school educators can use to describe, monitor and teach speaking and listening knowledge and skills. The frameworks provide educators with the capacity to identify the complexity of the ideas communicated, the language conventions used, the knowledge of the purposes of communicating to achieve social goals and the ability to learn oral language. It will examine procedures for monitoring oral language development and use and analyse various assessment and diagnostic tools. It will also examine pedagogy associated with oral language education and a range of intervention strategies in speaking and listening. The links between oral language knowledge and skills and academic success in literacy and numeracy will be explored throughout the subject.|
|Objectives:||On completion of this subject students should be able to: |
|Assessment:||Two 4,000 word essays due at the end of semester (100%)|
|Recommended Texts:||Cattell, N. R. (2007). Children's language : consensus and controversy. London : Continuum. |
Morrow, L. M. (2007). Developing literacy in preschool. New York ; London : Guilford Press.
Lightbown, P. and Spada N. (2006). How languages are learned. Oxford : Oxford University Press.
Piper, T. (2007). Language and learning : the home and school years. Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson Merrill/Prentice Hall.
Otto, B. (2006). Language development in early childhood. Upper Saddle River, N.J. Pearson/Merrill/Prentice Hall.
Cook, G. (2000). Language play, language learning. Oxford : Oxford University Press.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:||This subject encompasses the following generic skills: On completion of this subject you should be able to: |
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