This unit focuses on literacy and social justice: the importance of supporting all young children's developing understanding of and access to a range of literacies in the early years. Students will explore the use of visual literacies, community literacies and digital literacies to understand how they can extend young children's communication, language and literacy development, and creative thinking. The impact of popular culture, critical literacy and digital technologies and the use of these as learning tools will be a key focus. Partnering with families to help children learn through and about language and literacies will also be an important theme.
1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr tutorial/week over 12 weeks
1x1500wd Literature Review (30%), 1x1000wd equivalent Oral Presentation (30%), 1x2000wd Portfolio (40%)
132 credit points including EDUF1019 and EDEC1006 and EDEC2006 and EDEC2009 and EDEC2010 and EDEC3007 and EDEC3008 and EDEC3011