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Unit of Study EDU20004 - Supporting and Developing Literacy and Communication (2016)

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Unit Snapshot

  • Unit typeo

    UG Coursework Unit

  • Credit points

    12

  • AQF level

    7

  • Level of learning

    Intermediate

  • Former School/College


Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 Understand how dyslexia and significant difficulties in reading impedes the development of age appropriate comprehension, writing and spelling skills and its impact on social inclusion.
2 Consider the research and identify effective teaching strategies to improve reading and comprehension.
3 Describe the rationale of assessing speech, language and communication needs in the early childhood settings.
4 Implement a systematic, direct and explicit phonics instruction program for a student who is experiencing difficulties in learning to read.
5 Understand the wide range of characteristics of students on the Autism Spectrum.
6 Design a range of strategies which address the needs of students on the Autism Spectrum in the areas of language,cognitive development and communication skills.
7 Identify appropriate adaptive technology that will provide enhanced access and participation to the curriculum for students with high support needs.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Understand how dyslexia and significant difficulties in reading impedes the development of age appropriate comprehension, writing and spelling skills and its impact on social inclusion.
    • GA7:
  2. Consider the research and identify effective teaching strategies to improve reading and comprehension.
    • GA4:
  3. Describe the rationale of assessing speech, language and communication needs in the early childhood settings.
    • GA4:
  4. Implement a systematic, direct and explicit phonics instruction program for a student who is experiencing difficulties in learning to read.
    • GA4:
  5. Understand the wide range of characteristics of students on the Autism Spectrum.
    • GA7:
  6. Design a range of strategies which address the needs of students on the Autism Spectrum in the areas of language,cognitive development and communication skills.
    • GA7:
  7. Identify appropriate adaptive technology that will provide enhanced access and participation to the curriculum for students with high support needs.
    • GA4: