School Of Education

Diverse LiteraciesWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 102101.3


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Equivalent Units
101628 - Global Literacies, 101428 - Multiliteracies

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 1691 Master of Teaching (Birth-5 Years / Birth-12 Years) or 1783 Master of Teaching (Birth-5 Years/Birth-12 Years).

About this Unit
From 2020 students should note that core units are now taught in semesters rather than half yearly sessions. This unit increases students' understandings of the impact of globalisation, new technologies and the diversity of Australian languages and dialects on children’s literacy practices. It provides opportunities for students to develop insights into the importance of languages and cultures in children’s identity formation, particularly in relation to the importance of the home language and dialect for bilingual and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. Contemporary social theories of diversity and difference and frameworks of literacy and languages learning will be introduced to students and the links between theory and practice will be applied. Students will have the opportunity to investigate the literacy practices in diverse family and community contexts and apply literacy-enriched play and pedagogies to extend languages learning and literacy for all children.

Special Requirements - Legislative Pre-requisites

Students must meet the Inherent Requirements for the Master of Teaching (Birth – 5 Years / Birth -12 Years)

1783.1Master of Teaching (Birth - 5 Years/Birth - 12 Years)CONTINUING
1783.2Master of Teaching (Birth - 5 Years/Birth - 12 Years)CONTINUING
1783.3Master of Teaching (Birth - 5 Years/Birth - 12 Years)CONTINUING
1783.4Master of Teaching (Birth - 5 Years/Birth - 12 Years)CONTINUING
1783.5Master of Teaching (Birth - 5 Years/Birth - 12 Years)CURRENT
1784.2Master of Teaching (Birth - 5 Years) (exit only)CONTINUING
1784.3Master of Teaching (Birth - 5 Years) (exit only)CURRENT

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