School Of Education

Literacies for LearningWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 101396.1


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
This is a core unit and only available to students enrolled in courses 1609 Master of Teaching (Secondary), 1610 Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (Secondary) and 1606 Master of Teaching (Secondary) Advanced and Non-Award students.

About this Unit
In 2010 this unit replaced by 101640 - Pedagogies in Practice. The focus of this unit is to enable the student teacher to investigate the central role language plays in learning and to consider how literacy perspectives in teaching can enhance specific subject learning. Particular emphasis will be placed on the need for all subject teachers to see themselves as teachers of the "literacies" of their subject. It is crucial that secondary teachers have a thorough understanding of the specific literacy demands inherent in their various subject disciplines. Failure on a secondary school teacher's part to adopt a literacy perspective as part of their teaching repertoire will result in a curriculum that does not provide access for all students. Fundamentally then, literacy education addresses the equity issue of every student's right to a full and rewarding school education. This unit is designed to develop and extend student teachers' understanding of how to address literacy issues as they arise in the secondary school classroom.

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