The development of skilled reading is fundamental to children’s learning across the curriculum at school and to their participation in a wide range of social situations in everyday life. In this unit, you will acquire knowledge and understanding of content in the Australian Curriculum English as the basis for effective planning, teaching and assessment in reading. Unit content includes an emphasis on the skills of phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, oral language and comprehension as the foundation for early reading instruction. You will apply this knowledge to interpret assessment data, select resources and plan activities and learning experiences for learners in early childhood education and care settings and the early years of primary school using evidence-based, balanced approaches to reading pedagogy. In addition, your engagement with the learning materials in this unit will enhance your knowledge of the technical aspects of print-based texts and the grammatical content that comprises the Language strand of the English Curriculum as the basis for demonstrating and reflecting on your personal and professional literacy competence.
|Student Contribution Band||SCA Band 1|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
Co-Requisite EDFE20034 Professional Praxis 1: Understanding Learning Contexts
Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).
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|Residential School||No Residential School|
All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).
Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.
|1. Written Assessment||50%|
|3. Online Test||0%|
This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).
Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades
All University policies are available on the Policy web site, however you may wish to directly view the following policies below.
This list is not an exhaustive list of all University policies. The full list of policies are available on the Policy web site .
Term 1 - 2022 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 95.24% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 36.84% response rate.
Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
Successful completion of this unit provides opportunities for students to demonstrate the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers focus areas of:
1.3 Students with diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds
1.5 Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities
2.1 Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area
2.2 Content selection and organisation
2.3 Curriculum, assessment and reporting
2.5 Literacy and numeracy strategies
3.1 Establish challenging learning goals
3.2 Plan, structure and sequence learning programs
3.3 Use teaching strategies
3.4 Select and use resources
5.1 Assess student learning
5.2 Provide feedback to students on their learning
5.4 Interpret student data
6.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice
6.4 Apply professional learning and improve student learning
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|3 - Online Test||•||•|
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|3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills||•||• •||•||•||•||•|
|4 - Research||•||• •|
|5 - Self-management||•|
|6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility||•||•|
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