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Language and Literacies - EDST210

This unit introduces students to language development, and to language and literacy in Australian curriculum documents, policies on literacy instruction, and quality instructional practices. The unit offers a systematic, research-based introduction to foundational knowledge of language and literacies. The unit focuses on developing knowledge of the language system and its uses, purposes, and practices in reading and writing. It stresses the importance of phonological and orthographic knowledge at the beginning of literacy instruction, as well as semantic, syntactic and pragmatic knowledge in developing reading and writing skills of all learners.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

TBD - Not offered in the current year; next offering is to be determined

Staff Contact(s): Dr Ruth French

24cp and admission to (BABEd Primary or BA-PsychBEd(Prim) or BABEd Secondary or BScBEd(Sec) or BTeach (ECE) or BEd(Prim)) Prerequisite Information


EDST100 or EDST101

Unit Designation(s):
Unit Type:
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Educational Studies

Faculty of Human Sciences

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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