ELN501 Literacy Strategies for Learning (8)

Graduate teachers need to know and understand literacy teaching strategies that are particular to their content area and the stage of learning of their students. This subject addresses knowledge and application of those strategies to meet the needs of diverse primary and secondary school classes. As part of this, students will engage with contemporary research-based perspectives and approaches to teaching literacies. The subject also includes application of models and texts to teach numeracy skills to support learning across the curriculum. The subject has a focus on practical strategies for literacy learning and use, especially in relation to written, spoken and visual texts that are subject-specific. Strategies include practices with digital technologies and texts.

Availability

Session 1 (30)
Online
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 2 (60)
Online
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 3 (90)
Online
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ELN501. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

School of Education

Enrolment Restrictions

This subject is only available to students enrolled in Master of Teaching (Secondary) course.

This subject is not available to students who have completed EEL441 as it shares similar content or ELN402 as it is a paired subject.

Assumed Knowledge

EML441 or EMH441 or EMM441 or EMR441 or EMS441 or EMT445 or EMA441 or EML443 or EML451 or EMT441 or EMT410 or EMT443 or ETL401

Subject Relationships

EEL441 Shares similar content
ELN402 Paired Subject

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to develop and justify the design of literacy and numeracy instruction for diverse learners that addresses the foci (resources) of the Four Resources Model;
  • be able to teach about texts and their use to inclusively support diverse learners;
  • be able to discuss and apply subject-specific literacy practices in their teaching areas;
  • be able to sequence teaching and learning strategies to scaffold effective literacy development using the multiliteracies pedagogical framework;
  • be able to identify and discuss digital technologies that can be used for literacy development; and
  • be able to discuss and employ a range of research-based strategies for literacy instruction and assessment.

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Teaching literacies
  • Frameworks for curriculum literacies
  • Sociocultural perspective
  • Strategies for reading and viewing
  • Strategies for teaching text construction (writing)
  • Curriculum literacy through talk (speaking and listening)
  • Strategies for connecting and teaching literacy and numeracy
  • Sequencing teaching to support the needs of EAL/D students
  • Effective scaffolding of literacy instruction for diverse learners
  • Strategies for assessment of curriculum literacies
  • Digital practices

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: January 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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