EDLA625 Literacy Education in Contemporary Society
The unit is designed to deepen participants knowledge of literacy and language education. Participants will examine the nature of literacy and literacies. They will review the social, political and historical development of the concept of literacy in society and in education. Consideration will be given to how literacy practices vary in different social and cultural contexts and a sociocultural view of literacy will be reviewed. Current research in areas that impact on literacy learning such as emergent literacy, home and community literacies, critical literacy, visual literacy, multimodality, multiliteracies, and the pedagogical implications of recent research in these areas will be studied. These areas will all be considered within the current National and State contexts and current syllabi and curriculum documents in participants own teaching and learning contexts will be utilised.