School Of Education

Literacy and Numeracy for EducatorsWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 102794.1


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 1

Credit Points: 10

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Education (Primary).

About this Unit
The primary purpose of this unit is to equip first-year students with personal literacy and numeracy skills necessary for their academic success. This unit aims to develop students’ personal literacy and numeracy skills necessary for participating in academic and professional contexts. It also supports pre-service teachers as literate and numerate citizens to strengthen positive attitudes, skills, and knowledge about literacy and numeracy roles in everyday contexts. Students will have opportunities to develop their interpersonal, verbal and non-verbal communication skills. These skills are integral to the inherent requirements of a graduate teacher who are required to undertake the national literacy and numeracy test mandated by the Australian Government. Pre-service teachers will develop confidence and competence in their understanding of the roles of literacy and numeracy in society, with particular emphasis on problem-solving and effective communication in practical situations. Students will be provided with opportunities to develop critical self-awareness, self-regulation and the ability to organise oneself as a self-directed learner. Essential elements of academic scholarship, including information media literacy, understanding assessment, and academic integrity, will be developed.

1876.1Bachelor of Education (Primary)CURRENT
1877.1Associate Degree in Education (Primary) (exit Only)CURRENT
1878.1Diploma in Education (Primary) (Exit Only)CURRENT

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