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EDM5010 Literacy Learning in the Early Years

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in the MOLT


The teaching of reading and writing in the early years is central to this course. The importance of oral language experiences and development of the knowledge and understanding of skills and resources required for effective literacy teaching and learning will be explored. This course focuses on curriculum and pedagogy for literacies learning, and the English curriculum in particular, by studying a variety of balanced approaches, including appropriate play-based approaches, to the teaching of reading and writing. Children's literature will be explored in order to develop a flexible repertoire of practices and resources that assist planning. Pre-service educators will learn to design and plan integrated and inclusive learning opportunities, authentic assessment tasks and use of data to challenge and support a diverse range of literacy learners. The use of resources from diverse disciplines will ensure that the learning of literacies is embedded into learning across the curriculum. It is a requirement within this course for pre-service educators to spend time within a school to engage in authentic literacy investigation.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2015 Online