This unit of study is a compulsory component of the Master of Teaching (Secondary) program. It is designed to equip students with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to meet the language, literacy and numeracy needs of secondary school students across the curriculum. It explores the language, literacy, numeracy and mathematics demands of the secondary school curriculum, across and within the range of subject areas. The unit examines effective approaches to supporting students' language, literacy and numeracy development and explores research-based practical strategies for moving all students from everyday to academic school language. There is a particular focus on the needs of EALD learners. There is a particular focus on the needs of students learning English as an additional language or dialect (EALD), that is students of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island backgrounds, refugee, migrant or international students.
1x1-hr lecture, 1x2hr seminar, 1x1-hr tutorial for 6 weeks
1x1600wd Reading text analysis (50%); 1x2400wd Portfolio of Strategies and Resources (50%).
10 credit points