EDLA342 - Literacy Education 2: Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment

10 cp
Prerequisite EDLA241 Literacy Education 1: Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment

This unit focuses on the learning and teaching of speaking, listening, writing, reading and viewing appropriate to the later years of primary school. Knowledge and ability to scaffold children's learning at more complex levels of reading and writing structures and processes, with a particular focus on scaffolding literacy in relation to the education of linguistic minority students. This knowledge incorporates children's ability to draw on spelling strategies, word processing and technology to underpin their competence in literacy with a focus on the primary years 3-6. The unit will develop the pre-service teachers' understanding of assessment-related issues and the purposes, characteristics, and limitations of various types of assessments. Further to this aspects of how to support readers who, in the upper primary years, may still be learning fluency, vocabulary and reading comprehension which they require to access texts in the upper primary school.