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Language, Literacy and Learning - EDUC260

Literacy is one of the foundations of learning; it manifests itself in evolving forms and comprises a complex repertoire of knowledge and skills. Our changing communicative modes within a rapidly altering world require an expansion of the uses, purposes and practices of language and literacy. These encompass the key skills of reading, writing, viewing, representing, speaking and listening framed by a multimodal perspective of language. This unit examines these six language modes and it is organised around a research-based study of words, sounds, images, and texts, which include written, visual, oral/aural, digital and multimodal texts. Contemporary Australian curriculum, educational policies, and quality literacy practices will be introduced. The pedagogical emphasis is on a continuous cycle of explicit, systematic, balanced and integrated teaching for all students.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

S1 External - Session 1, External (with on campus sessions)

Staff Contact(s): Dr Kerry-Ann O'Sullivan

(12cp at 100 level or above) including (EDUC105 or EDUC106) or (admission to BEd(Prim) or BEd(Sec)) or (admission to BEd(ECE)(Birth-12) and (EDUC106 or ECH126)) Prerequisite Information


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Unit Type:
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Educational Studies

Faculty of Human Sciences

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