EDCU20036 - Literacy Learning

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Effective language and literacy instruction is central to primary school students' learning in English and in all other areas of the school curriculum. This unit aims to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes that contribute to successful teaching and learning of language and literacy in primary schools. The unit addresses the broad areas of early literacy learning and the middle years of schooling. The approach is grounded in theoretical perspectives that seek to provide balanced and explicit instruction about language and literacy practices, and knowledge of texts that are central to those. Specifically, students in the unit will be required to demonstrate effective assessment and instruction of language and literacy, planning of literacy lessons, and development of a unit of work that addresses the diversity of needs of primary school students in 21st Century classrooms.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 8
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Co-requisite EDCU20037 Numeracy Learning

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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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2022

Term 1 - 2022 Profile
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Attendance Requirements

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).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

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.

Assessment Tasks

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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

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.7 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 52% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

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.

Source: Student feedback: Moodle site
Feedback
Assessments were practical and based on tasks implemented in classroom settings.
Recommendation
Retain the design and structure of the current assessment tasks.
Action Taken
The design and structure of the assessment tasks remained the same.
Source: Student feedback: Moodle site
Feedback
Students found the content insightful, informative and engaging.
Recommendation
Continue to implement the unit as designed.
Action Taken
The content in moodle remained the same.
Source: evaluations
Feedback
Although the unit was heavy in content it was necessary content. The way the topics were set out was practical and easy to navigate.
Recommendation
Keep the content structured so it is meaningful and practical.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: evaluations
Feedback
The assessment task weighting did not reflect the time and effort put into the different tasks.
Recommendation
With the new accreditation modifications commencing in 2022, weighting of the assessment tasks will more accurately reflect the time students should put into each task.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes
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