Skip to main content
Unit of study_

Digital Media in the Literacy Classroom - EDMT6008

Year - 2020

This English option unit provides students with an overview of some key principles for understanding and teaching about digital literacy and digital media in the K-6 classroom . Digital media (including multimodal texts, movies, video and interactive media) is a core aspect of the English curriculum as well as being part of the larger social and cultural experiences for most primary school students. By considering the social and cultural construction of literacy in terms of multiliteracies, new literacies and multimodality, the unit will then contextualise the development of participants' technical skills using various software. The unit will develop participants' skills in using learning design and digital multimedia software, including social media, combined with the development of a set a digital resources. Issues of literacy skills, resource use, pedagogy, classroom activities and cross curriculum applications will also be considered.

Classes
1x2-hr computer lab workshop/wk for 6 wks

Assessment
Digital Media Resource Creation and Reflection 800wd (50%); Video multimedia project presentation and reflection 1200wd equivalent (50%)

Pre-requisites

48 Credit points including EDMT5502

Details

Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Education
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 2.0
EFTSL: 0.042
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
Courses that offer this unit

Non-award/non-degree study If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student. Cross-institutional study If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to undertake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.

To help you understand common terms that we use at the University, we offer an online glossary.