This unit of study begins the exploration of children's language and literacy learning in the context of the English key learning area. The unit provides an introduction to exploring K-2 literacy development and teaching practices. Students will become familiar with the fundamental components of reading and writing, children's literature, and multimodal texts, supported through varied learning activities and observation of teachers and children through classroom visits.
1x1-hr lecture/wk for 12wks, 1x2-hr tutorial/wk for 12wks, online learning experiences
20min seminar presentation (500wd equivalent)(20%); Assignment 2000wd (35%); Assignment (including compulsory school visits and response tasks) 2000wd (45%)