|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Education|
|Student contribution band :||Band 1|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||17 May 2022|
Pre-requisite: ESP2200 or EDS2402 and Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU or BSED
Literacies are social and cultural practices that are important to life as well as to learning. It is the responsibility of secondary pre-service teachers to ensure that their students are able to engage successfully in the comprehension and composition of texts required in each of their curriculum areas. This means that pre-service teachers in all curriculum areas should be knowledgeable about the theories of literacies and pedagogies and the relationship between literacies and learning. They also need to be able to identify the specific literacies demanded within their curriculum specialisations and evidence-based strategies that will facilitate planning for effective teaching and learning of literacies for diverse groups of learners.
This course aims to help pre-service teachers to understand the relationship between literacies and learning, and the specific literacies demanded within their curriculum specialisations. They will learn about a range of appropriate frameworks and pedagogies for the teaching of literacies. Pre-service teachers will also learn how to design and sequence units of work with embedded learning and assessment of literacies, as well as planning focused and appropriate lessons on literacies for diverse learners, including English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D) and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.