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EML106 Everyday Language and Literacies: Learning and Practice (8)

Abstract

In this subject students will develop critical knowledge of English language and literacy as socio-cultural practice. Students will learn how oral language is acquired, and explore the relationships between language, literacy and literature. Students will conduct, and report on, an investigation into everyday literacy practices of young children with a particular focus on the central role of the picture book in many of these practices. They will explore the features of texts (literary, factual and multimodal) which support the literacy learning of young children between 0 and 8 years of age, create an original picture book, trial the book and reflect on the outcomes of these processes in the light of relevant socio-cultural practice literature.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 2
On CampusAlbury-Wodonga Campus
On CampusBathurst Campus
On CampusDubbo Campus
On CampusWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EML106
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Education

Enrolment restrictions

Incompatible subject(s)
EMC203 EML110 EML302

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • develop critical knowledge of English language and literacy as socio-cultural practice
  • know how oral language is acquired and understand the relationships between language, literacy and literature. Students will develop their own 'theories' of language acquisition
  • begin to develop their understandings of transitions (for example, to preschool, to school, to new social contexts) and play, as they relate to literacy learning and everyday language and literacy practices
  • be able to demonstrate their understandings of the everyday language and literacy practices of young children and the central role of the picture book in many of these practices
  • begin to understand how texts (literary, factual and multimodal) support the literacy learning of young children between 0 and 8 years of age

Syllabus

The subject will cover the following topics:
  • English language and literacy as socio-cultural practice
  • Oral language acquisition
  • Transitions (to preschool, to school, to new social contexts) and play, and how they relate to everyday literacy learning and practice

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 24 November 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.