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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

8

Level of learning

Introductory

Former School/College

Former School of Education

Unit aim

Introduces a theory-based understanding of literacy and numeracy in education; and enables advanced knowledge in these fields of knowledge to be applied to professional areas.

Unit content

 

  1. Introduction to teaching for literacy and numeracy
  2. Literacy demands: Reading and viewing
  3. Literacy demands: Writing
  4. Literacy demands: Speaking and listening
  5. Supporting literacy learning with a range of strategies and resources
  6. The role of mathematics and numeracy in education
  7. Numeracy demands: Number and algebra. Supporting students for their numeracy needs
  8. Numeracy demands: Measurement and geometry; statistics and probability; Supporting students with diverse literacy needs
  9. Literacy and numeracy: Planning for teaching, programming and reporting, interpreting data
  10. Literacy and numeracy: Developing specific strategies to cater for students requiring additional support.

Learning outcomes

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.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 Explain a theory-based understanding and knowledge of the role of literacy and numeracy in education
2 Analyse the literacy and numeracy demands upon students together with other available data to identify areas of individual need
3 Develop teaching plans that embody literacy and numeracy focuses, incorporating the effective use of literacy and numeracy strategies and assessment tasks to inform teaching, as well as developing specific strategies for students who require additional support
4 Research alternative approaches to the dominant curriculum paradigms for the teaching of literacy and numeracy
5 Evaluate the role of digital technologies for effective teaching with literacy and numeracy for all students including students with disability or additional learning needs.
6 Demonstrate personal competence in literacy and numeracy to a level appropriate for their tertiary study and later professional settings.

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

  1. Explain a theory-based understanding and knowledge of the role of literacy and numeracy in education
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  2. Analyse the literacy and numeracy demands upon students together with other available data to identify areas of individual need
    • GA4:
  3. Develop teaching plans that embody literacy and numeracy focuses, incorporating the effective use of literacy and numeracy strategies and assessment tasks to inform teaching, as well as developing specific strategies for students who require additional support
    • GA4:
  4. Research alternative approaches to the dominant curriculum paradigms for the teaching of literacy and numeracy
    • GA4:
  5. Evaluate the role of digital technologies for effective teaching with literacy and numeracy for all students including students with disability or additional learning needs.
    • GA1:
    • GA5:
  6. Demonstrate personal competence in literacy and numeracy to a level appropriate for their tertiary study and later professional settings.
    • GA5: