|Short Description:||Literacies Learn Diverse Cont|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Education|
|Student contribution band :||Band 1|
|ASCED code :||070103 - Teacher Education: Primary|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||25 February 2021|
This course focuses on the integration of literacies learning into the planning and implementation of learning opportunities for students from diverse sociocultural contexts, including English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D) learners and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. Drawing on a range of literacies frameworks, including multiliteracies pedagogy, this course helps enable preservice teachers to design and plan integrated and inclusive learning opportunities and authentic assessment to ensure that the learning of literacies is embedded into learning across the curriculum. Specific attention will be paid to the planning of focused learning/teaching episodes about the language forms and features and textual structures of written, visual and multimodal texts. The course will also focus on contemporary issues and current reforms in literacies education, how to cater for diverse learners, including strategies for identification of and support for EAL/D students as well as students needing learning support. In addition the development of flexible repertoires of learning/teaching strategies for teaching reading and writing across a range of educational contexts and age groups (0-12 years).